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dc.contributorLittle, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorHedahl, Marcus
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T00:54:27Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T00:54:27Z
dc.date.created2016-02-05 14:01
dc.date.issued2013-06-10
dc.identifieroai:repository.library.georgetown.edu:10822/558407
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/558407
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/644800
dc.description.abstractPh.D.
dc.description.abstractEthical theorists have traditionally analyzed duties, both individual and collective, into two categories: duties to others and duties to oneself. Reflection upon the moral domain, however, suggests cases in which an individual owes something neither to herself, nor to another, but to us . In this dissertation, I develop and defend a unique theory of these duties, the duties that are c owed to us.
dc.description.abstractOwing it to us involves not merely duties but directed duties, duties owed to us. I thereby begin by articulating a novel, priority based account of the directed duties that one agent owes to another. Moreover, these duties are owed to groups; so, I next consider the ways in which groups can be moral patients, arguing that if a group has an irreducibly joint interest that is integrated with the interests of its members, one can owe a duty to a group. Finally, since owing it to us involves duties owed to a group of one's own, I address the theoretical tension inherent in the fact that an agent could be a duty bearer while simultaneously possessing some nontrivial subset of the normative authorities as the counterparty to that duty. I argue that because an agent can exercise counterparty authority over her own duties, owing it to us provides a distinctive means by which an agent can shape who we are and what we are doing together.
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dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.subjectEthics
dc.titleOwing it to Us
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