book critically examines what philosophical proponents have said about collective
responsibility, as well as making sense of what ordinary people say about
responsiblity when it is ascribed to groups of people. Collective responsibility
is distinguished here from shared responsibility and moral taint. Parallels
are examined between the actions of an individual and the actions of a group
or collective. The final chapter, while arguing that collective responsibility
is possible, also preserves central intuitions of the individualist.
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