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Distant markets, distant harms : economic complicity and Christian ethics

Author: Daniel K Finn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does a consumer who bought a shirt made in another nation bear any moral responsibility when the women who sewed that shirt die in a factory fire or in the collapse of the building? Many have asserted, without explanation, that because markets cause harms to distant others, consumers bear moral responsibility for those harms. But traditional moral analysis of individual decisions is unable to sustain this argument.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel K Finn
ISBN: 9780199370993 0199370990 9780199371006 0199371008
OCLC Number: 862780841
Description: xvii, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Who is responsible? : critical realism, market harms, and collective responsibility / Douglas V. Porpora --
Structural conditioning and personal reflexivity : sources of market complicity, critique, and change / Margaret S. Archer --
The morality of action, reflexivity, and the relational subject / Pierpaolo Donati --
Global warming : a case study in structure, agency, and accountability / John A. Coleman, S.J. --
Early Christian philanthropy as a "marketplace" and the moral responsibility of market participants / Brian J. Matz --
How a Thomistic moral framework can take social causality seriously / Mary Hirschfeld --
Facing forward : feminist analysis of care and agency on a global scale / Cristina L.H. Traina --
The African concept of "community" and "individual" in the context of the market / Paul Appiah Himin Asante --
Individuating collective responsibility / Albino Barrera, O.P. --
Social causality and market complicity : specifying the causal roles of persons and structures / Daniel K. Finn.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel K. Finn.

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Distant Harms, Distant Markets looks at moral complicity in markets, employing resources from sociology, early Christian history, feminism, legal theory, and Catholic moral theology today. The  Read more...

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