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J. R. Lucas

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198235781

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235781.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction


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This introductory chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer a single organizing idea which makes sense of a large range of moral, legal, and political discourse on responsibility. Specifically, it brings together the topics of atonement, free will, rationality, consequentialism, political accountability, and business ethics, and offers a unified view of them all. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   responsibility, atonement, free will, rationality, consequentialism, political accountability, business ethics

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