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On complicity and compromise: A reply

Lepora, Chiara; Goodin, Robert

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Complicity consists in one person contributing to someone else’s wrongdoing. But there is a diverse cluster ways of being involved in another’s wrongdoing. For a ‘diagnosis by exclusion’, we first fix the meaning of complicity in contrast to that with which it is often wrongly conflated. Literally cooperating in wrongdoing with others, for instance, is more than complicity. Each and every cooperator is actually a co-principal in the wrong jointly committed; and each bears the full...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLepora, Chiara
dc.contributor.authorGoodin, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-23T23:41:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/244999
dc.description.abstractComplicity consists in one person contributing to someone else’s wrongdoing. But there is a diverse cluster ways of being involved in another’s wrongdoing. For a ‘diagnosis by exclusion’, we first fix the meaning of complicity in contrast to that with which it is often wrongly conflated. Literally cooperating in wrongdoing with others, for instance, is more than complicity. Each and every cooperator is actually a co-principal in the wrong jointly committed; and each bears the full responsibility, shared with all co-principals, for the outcomes of that wrongdoing. Other sorts of involvement with wrongs committed by others amount to less than complicity because the involvement there is causally inert and hence does not actually contribute to the other’s wrongdoing at all. Pardoning wrongs wholly in the past may be like that. So too may be some cases of wilfully overlooking wrongs that others commit under one’s very nose.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group
dc.rights© 2017 BMJ Publishing Group
dc.sourceJournal of Medical Ethics
dc.titleOn complicity and compromise: A reply
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume43
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor220106 - Medical Ethics
local.identifier.absfor160609 - Political Theory and Political Philosophy
local.identifier.absfor220305 - Ethical Theory
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB5172
local.publisher.urlhttp://jme.bmj.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLepora, Chiara, Medecins Sans Frontieres
local.contributor.affiliationGoodin, Robert, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage277
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage278
local.identifier.doi10.1136/medethics-2016-103961
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:54:02Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85006987730
local.identifier.thomsonID000400019600024
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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