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  • Marion Smiley
  • Moral Responsibility and the Boundaries of Community: Power and Accountability from a Pragmatic Point of View 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 14-24 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  1992  
    Genre:  Philosophie 
    ISBN:  9780226763279 
    EAN-Code: 
    9780226763279 
    Verlag:  Univ Of Chicago Pr 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 228 mm / B 153 mm / D 22 mm 
    Gewicht:  413 gr 
    Seiten:  296 
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    The question of responsibility plays a critical role not only in our attempts to resolve social and political problems, but in our very conceptions of what those problems are. Who, for example, is to blame for apartheid in South Africa? Is the South African government responsible? What about multinational corporations that do business there? Will uncovering the "true facts of the matter" lead us to the right answer?
    In an argument both compelling and provocative, Marion Smiley demonstrates how attributions of blame--far from being based on an objective process of factual discovery--are instead judgments that we ourselves make on the basis of our own political and social points of view. She argues that our conception of responsibility is a singularly modern one that locates the source of blameworthiness in an individual's free will. After exploring the flaws inherent in this conception, she shows how our judgments of blame evolve out of our configuration of social roles, our conception of communal boundaries, and the distribution of power upon which both are based.
    The great strength of Smiley's study lies in the way in which it brings together both rigorous philosophical analysis and an appreciation of the dynamics of social and political practice. By developing a pragmatic conception of moral responsibility, this work illustrates both how moral philosophy can enhance our understanding of social and political practices and why reflection on these practices is necessary to the reconstruction of our moral concepts.

      



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