Group Minds and Expressive Harm

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI:
Group Minds and Expressive Harm

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This chapter explores the difficulties in attributing expressive intentions to social groups, for instance if their decisions appear to denigrate classes of people or symbolically harm them. It urges that in the absence of an open affirmation of such intent the epistemology is often indeterminate.

Keywords: groups; intentions; expressive harm; path-dependency

Chapter.  10987 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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