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Responsibility for Reason-Giving:The Case of Individual Tainted Reasoning in Systemic Corruption

Ceva, Emanuela, Radoilska, Lubomira V. (2018) Responsibility for Reason-Giving:The Case of Individual Tainted Reasoning in Systemic Corruption. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 21 (4). pp. 789-809. ISSN 1386-2820. E-ISSN 1572-8447. (doi:10.1007/s10677-018-9950-2) (KAR id:71375)

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Abstract

The paper articulates a new understanding of individual responsibility focused on the exercise of agency in reason-giving rather than intentional actions or attitudes towards others. Looking at how agents make sense of their actions also allows us to identify a distinctive space for assessing individual responsibility within the context of collective actions, which so far has remained underexplored. We concentrate as a case in point on reason-giving that occurs when individuals engage in necessarily less-than-successful rationalisations of their involvement in a shared practice, like systemic corruption.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10677-018-9950-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Systemic corruption, Rationalisation Responsibility, Reason-giving, Self-deception Wilful ignorance, Accountability, Attributability, Philosophy
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Lubomira Radoilska
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 12:07 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71375 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Radoilska, Lubomira V.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6442-0459
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