David Miller on Inherited National Responsibility

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Pranay Sanklecha


This paper offers a critique of David Miller's recent account of inherited national responsibility. It is argued that the account leads to a dilemma: either it does not make sense to say that we can accept the national inheritance, or, on a different sense of acceptance, it does, but then we encounter a serious conflict with one of our important intuitions about responsibility. 

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Pranay Sanklecha, University of Bern

Pranay Sanklecha is studying for a masters in political philosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His major research interests are in individual and collective
responsibility, especially in collective action situations, ideal and non-ideal theory, and justice and legitimacy in global contexts.