Group Responsibility: A Narrative Account
Since World War II philosophers and others have sporadically and not altogether successfully wrestled with the moral problem presented by group responsibility for such atrocities as the Holocaust, 'ethnic cleansing,' racial violence and other great harms. Skillfully and selectively discussing the merits and serious drawbacks of some of the key contributions to this debate, Cassie Striblen defends a plausible yet demanding account of shared responsibility among members of the 'white' identity group based on insights from social psychology and narrative theory. Her new and subtle proposal should do much to bring serious discussion of group responsibility back into focus and sets a new standard for future debate on the topic. Lawrence Jost, University of Cincinnati, USA.
Ethics and Political Philosophy
Striblen, Cassie, "Group Responsibility: A Narrative Account" (2014). College of Arts & Humanities Faculty Books & Music. 25.