publication . Thesis . 2015

Responsibility without Guilt: A Youngian Approach to Responsibility for Global Injustice

McKeown, M. C.;
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  • Published: 28 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: UCL (University College London)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
What responsibilities do individuals have in relation to global injustice? Iris Young argues that all agents “connected” to global structural injustice bear political responsibility, rather than moral responsibility; the difference being that political responsibility is non-blameworthy, shared and forward-looking, whereas moral responsibility entails blameworthiness, isolates particular agents for censure and is backward-looking. Thus, individuals are not guilty of wrongdoing but they bear responsibility for global injustice. Young’s argument is intuitively appealing and influential, however it is underdeveloped. In this thesis, I aim to develop Young’s account ...
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free text keywords: Global Justice, Moral Responsibility, Political Responsibility, Iris Marion Young
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