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Responsibility and Justice

Christopher Lake

in Equality and Responsibility

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199241743
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599743 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241740.003.0003
Responsibility and Justice

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Ch. 2 unpacks the notion of responsibility. It begins by pointing to the different senses in which people are said to be responsible for things and then goes on to examine why our responsibility for something matters in assessing the claims we advance. As part of this, two distinctions are drawn: between instrumental and non‐instrumental accounts of responsibility and between arguments about responsibility as these apply to individuals considered in isolation and as these apply to the regulation of relations between individuals.

Keywords: capacity responsibility; claims; expensive tastes; individuals; liability responsibility; regulation; role responsibility; self‐direction

Chapter.  10828 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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