Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Carnival of Citizens #3
... is up at Sportive Thoughts -- don't miss Brandon's entry on complicity and solidarity. He points out that we are materially (though non-culpably) complicitous in evil because we enable the wrongdoing through, e.g., the liberties we uphold. This reminds me of Pogge's argument for significant negative duties. ("Even if I owned no slaves or employed no servants myself, I would still share responsibility: by contributing my labour to the society's economy, my taxes to its governments, and so forth.") Insightful stuff.
Posted by Richard Chappell at 5:34 am