XI — Responsibilities and taking on responsibility

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There is a familiar, everyday notion of a responsibility. Much of daily life on and off the job is consumed by taking care of responsibilities in this sense. But what is a responsibility, and how are responsibilities related to obligations? Reflection on the phenomenon of taking on responsibilities suggests that the concept of ‘a responsibility’ is distinct from that of ‘an obligation’, and that not all responsibilities are also obligations, even though many are.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-251
Number of pages21
JournalProceedings of the Aristotelian Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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  • Philosophy


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