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Responsibility
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 24, 1993
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198240082
ISBN-10 0198240082
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $49.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Responsibility is a key concept in our moral, social and political thinking, but is not itself properly understood. In this book J.R. Lucas elucidates it in terms of answerability--the obligation to answer the question: Why did you do it? He develops this account to include negative responsibility-- Why did you not do something about it?-- and shared responsibility, which together yield the rationale of political responsibility. In disentangling these two strands of argument, he points out potential conflicts between them within our ideal of responsible government. He exposes the flaws in consequentialism generally, and the utilitarian theory of punishment in particular, and argues for the insights of retributive theories but without their vindictiveness. He devotes separate chapters to rewards, money, and personal relations, outlines the fundamental principles of business and professional ethics, and finally touches on those issues that go beyond responsibility altogether.

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Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr (June 24, 1993)
9780198240082 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Responsibility is a key concept in our moral, social and political thinking, but is not itself properly understood.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Clarendon Pr (June 22, 1995)
9780198235781 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $56.00
About: Responsibility is a key concept in our moral, social and political thinking, but is not itself properly understood.

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