Convenor: Felix C. Pinkert

Most of the discussion about collective responsibility is focused on
backward-looking or retrospective responsibility of collectives for
what they have done or brought about
. By contrast, relatively
little attention is paid to the idea that collectives such as states,
nations, corporations, segments of society, or random collections of
people might have forward-looking or prospective responsibility to
perform actions from now on.

This workshop invites papers that discuss this idea of
forward-looking collective responsibility, as well as the related ideas
of collective obligations (what collectives are obliged to do) and
collective oughts (what collectives ought to do).

If you are interested in presenting a paper at this workshop, please
submit an abstract of 500 words or a full paper prefaced by an
abstract, by May 31, 2011. For more details about the focus of the
workshop, and for submitting a paper, see the workshop website.