This volume examines our fundamental obligations as humans. The chapters offer innovative models and philosophies for responsible living, covering the areas of consumption, bioethics, community inclusion, disability, the EU debt crisis, and the body. Each, nevertheless, grapples with the central question of what we owe others, whether on the personal, societal, industrial, governmental or international level, and the problem of how far these responsibilities are realized and extended. This book’s title, The Bounds of Responsibility, is therefore meant to suggest both how responsibilities should in some cases be limited, and can often be limiting. For while we cannot take full responsibility for all those we encounter, we can neither break away from the obligations that define humans. In analysing responsibility’s limits, the authors formulate conclusions of differing degrees, but agree on the imperative to integrate some substantial philosophy of responsible living into social and economic structures for the common good.
The Bounds of Responsibility
Edited by Tadeusz Lewandowski and Elisabeta Gabriela Ilie
This volume presents innovative models for responsible living while examining the problem of how far obligations to others should be realised, limited, and extended.
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Tadeusz Lewandowski and Elisabeta Gabriela Ilie
Suicide and Responsibility
Shaping Imaginary Geographies into Inclusive Cities: Approaching Design for the Homeless
Elisabeta Gabriela Ilie
‘I Dream to Live on My Own Away from Family’: From Dependence to Freedom, a Shared Dream by Teens and Young Adults with Cognitive Disabilities
Laurence Emmanuelle Hadjas
Acting Respectfully towards Adults with Learning Disabilities
Gavin Fairbairn and Susan Fairbairn
Unethical Brotherly Love: Zell Kravinsky and Maximum Human Utility
What Should We Consume?
Markets that Disappoint: The Need for Responsible Consumption
Responsibility and Restricted Economies