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Collective Moral Responsibility [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] (7293 words)
It is the group itself that is at fault and the group's moral responsibility is not equivalent to the sum of the responsibilities of its members.
Group moral responsibility of this type is a concept that allows the entire issue of widespread harm associated with organizational activities to be treated differently in many respects from the approach that has been dominant.
Holding political officials and the public bureaucracies they manage morally responsible for harm or wrongdoing is as significant a mechanism for maintaining the accountability of a government to its citizens as are free speech, press, and democratic elections.
Moral Responsibility (5360 words)
He begins with a brief statement of the concept of moral responsibility — that it is sometimes appropriate to respond to an agent with praise or blame on the basis of her actions and/or dispositional traits of character (1109b30-35).
To be responsible for an action in the sense of being accountable (or "appraisable" according to the terminology of some) presupposes responsibility in the sense of attributability.
On another view, holding someone responsible is fundamentally a matter of making a moral judgment accompanied by an expectation that the agent who performed the act acknowledge the force of the judgment or provide an exonerating explanation of why she performed the action.
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