Forward-Looking Collective Responsibility

Forward-Looking Collective Responsibility


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• Explores various aspects of the concept of forward-looking collective responsibility and its application
• Presents fifteen articles written by leading philosophers from around the world
• Extends the philosophical discussion of collective responsibility and collective morality towards future collective action

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ISBN-13: 9781119037347
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Series: Midwest Studies in Philosophy Series , #38
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 868,304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter A. French, Ph.D., L.H.D. is the Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University. He is the Founding Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics and its Director from 2000 to 2013. Before that he was the Cole Chair in Ethics, Director of the Ethics Center, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the University of South Florida. He was the Lennox Distinguished Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Trinity University, and served as Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in the Center for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware. During his distinguished 50-year career in academia he has also been a professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), and Northern Arizona University. Dr. French earned a BA from Gettysburg College, an MA from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. from the University of Miami, and did post-doctoral work at Oxford University. He was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree for his work in philosophy from Gettysburg College in 2006.
Dr. French has an international reputation in ethical and legal theory and in collective and corporate responsibility and criminal liability. He is the author of twenty books including War and Moral Dissonance; The Virtues of Vengeance; Cowboy Metaphysics; Ethics and College Sports; Corporate Ethics; Responsibility Matters; Collective and Corporate Responsibility; Ethics in Government; The Scope of Morality; Corporations in the Moral Community; The Spectrum of Responsibility; Corrigible Corporations and Unruly Laws; and War and Border Crossings: Ethics When Cultures Clash. He is a founding editor with Howard Wettstein of Midwest Studies in Philosophy. As a single author, co-author, and editor he has contributed 61 books to the philosophical literature.
Dr. French has lectured at locations around the world. Some of his works have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Serbian, and Spanish. Dr. French also was the editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy for 16 years and general editor of the Issues in Contemporary Ethics series. He has published scores of articles in the major philosophical and legal journals and reviews, many of which have been anthologized. In 2002 Dr. French was appointed to the Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association. In 2008 the APA’s Newsletter on Philosophy and Law dedicated an issue to him, and at its 2014 Central Division meetings in Chicago the APA honored him with a session on his work.

Howard K. Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from the City University of New York and a B.A. from Yeshiva College. In 2013 his book, The Significance of Religious Experience, was published by Oxford University Press. Earlier books include Has Semantics Rested On a Mistake? and Other Essays (Stanford University Press, 1991) and The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language (Oxford University Press, 2004). He has edited or co-edited several volumes including Themes From Kaplan and Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity. He is currently writing a new book on the philosophy of religion.

Table of Contents

Future-Looking Collective Responsibility: A Preliminary Analysis 
Marion Smiley  1

Forward-Looking Collective Responsibility: A Metaphysical Reframing of the Issue 
Carol Rovane  12

Historical Memory as Forward- and Backward-Looking Collective Responsibility 
Linda Radzik  26

Collective Responsibility and Collective Obligation  
Tracy Isaacs  40

Joint Moral Duties  
Anne Schwenkenbecher  58

Small Impacts and Imperceptible Effects: Causing Harm with Others 
Kai Spiekermann  75

A Plural Subject Approach to the Responsibilities of Groups and Institutions 
Ludger Jansen  91

Essentially Shared Obligations  
Gunnar Björnsson 103

Beyond the Sins of the Fathers: Responsibility for Inequality 
Derrick Darby and Nyla R. Branscombe  121

War “In Our Name” and the Responsibility to Protest: Ordinary Citizens, Civil Society, and Prospective Moral Responsibility 
Neta C. Crawford  138

From Global Collective Obligations to Institutional Obligations 
Bill Wringe 171

What We Together Can (Be Required to) Do  
Felix Pinkert  187

Because They Can: The Basis for the Moral Obligations of (Certain) Collectives 
Kendy M. Hess 203

The Impact of Corporate Task Responsibilities: A Comparison of Two Models 
Avia Pasternak 222

Structural Injustice and the Distribution of Forward-Looking Responsibility 
Christian Neuhäuser  232

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