• Collective Responsibility for Oppression

    Author(s):
    Titus Stahl (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Political philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Oppression, collective responsibility
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6P77D
    Abstract:
    Many contemporary forms of oppression are not primarily the result of formally organized collective action nor are they an unintended outcome of a combination of individual actions. This raises the question of collective responsibility. I argue that we can only determine who is responsible for oppression if we understand oppression as a matter of social practices that create obstacles for social change. This social practice view of oppression enables two insights: First, that there is an unproblematic sense in which groups can bear irreducible collective responsibility for oppression. Second, that there are derived forms of individual responsibility for members of dominant groups.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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