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Applying the Contribution Principle

Barry, Christian


When are we responsible for addressing the acute deprivations of others beyond state borders? One widely held view is that we are responsible for addressing or preventing acute deprivations insofar as we have contributed to them or are contributing to bringing them about. But how should agents who endorse this "contribution principle" of allocating responsibility yet are uncertain whether or how much they have contributed to some problem conceive of their responsibilities with respect to it?...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Metaphilosophy


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