Group Agency, Responsibility, and Control

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (2):201-224 (2013)

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Understanding how individual agency and group agency relate is of great importance for a range of philosophical and practical concerns, including responsibility ascription and institutional design. This article discusses the relation between corporate and individual responsibility in agency—in particular, the relation between corporate and individual control of actions. First, I criticize Christian List and Philip Pettit’s causal account of combined corporate and individual control. Second, I develop an alternative account in terms of structural control, and I show how this gives a better grasp of the issue. Third, I argue for an act-dualism that complements my account of control and sheds further light on the relation between corporate and individual agency and responsibility
Keywords Group agency  Responsibility  Control  List and Pettit
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DOI 10.1177/0048393111435527
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