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The epistemology of group duties: What we know and what we ought to do

Schwenkenbecher, A. (2020) The epistemology of group duties: What we know and what we ought to do. Journal of Social Ontology, 6 (1). pp. 91-100.

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Abstract

In Group Duties, Stephanie Collins proposes a ‘tripartite’ social ontology of groups as obligation-bearers. Producing a unified theory of group obligations that reflects our messy social reality is challenging and this ‘three-sizes-fit-all’ approach promises clarity but does not always keep that promise. I suggest considering the epistemic level as primary in determining collective obligations, allowing for more fluidity than the proposed tripartite ontology of collectives, coalitions and combinations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Creative Media, Arts and Design
Publisher: De Gruyter
Copyright: © 2020 Anne Schwenkenbecher
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58563
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