Collective responsibility

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posted January 3 2019 by mjanowiecki

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150 _ Collective responsibility [new heading]

360_$i subdivision $a Collective responsibility $i under events
450 _ $a Moral responsibility, collective
450 _ $a Collective guilt

550 _ $w g $a Ethics

550_$a Guilt

670__ Un-American : the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, 2016.
670 _ Collective Responsibility [Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy], viewed online January 03 2019 $b
The notion of collective responsibility, like that of personal responsibility and shared responsibility, refers in most contexts to both the causal responsibility of moral agents for harm in the world and the blameworthiness that we ascribe to them for having caused such harm. Hence, it is, like its two more purely individualistic counterparts, almost always a notion of moral, rather than purely causal, responsibility. But, unlike its two more purely individualistic counterparts, it does not associate either causal responsibility or blameworthiness with discrete individuals or locate the source of moral responsibility in the free will of individual moral agents. Instead, it associates both causal responsibility and blameworthiness with groups and locates the source of moral responsibility in the collective actions taken by these groups understood as collectives. $u

670 _ Densho [the Japanese American Legacy Project website], viewed online September 18 2018 $b Terminology page (Although “internment” is a recognized and generally used term, Densho prefers “incarceration” as more accurate except in the specific case of aliens detained in a separate set of camps run by the army or Justice Department.) $u


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