This article undertakes four tasks: (1) outline a theory of joint action, including multi-layered structures of joint action characteristics of organizational action; (2) utilize this theory to elaborate an account of joint epistemic action ' joint action directed to the acquisition of knowledge. E.g. a team of scientists seeking to discover the cause of climate change; (3) outline an account of collective moral responsibility based on theory of joint action (including the account of joint epistemic action); (4) apply the account of collective moral responsibility to the issue of human-induced, harmful, climate change with a view to illuminating both retrospective responsibility for causing the harm and also prospective responsibility for addressing the problem in terms of mitigation and/or adaptation.
|Title of host publication||Moral responsibility|
|Subtitle of host publication||Beyond free will and determinism|
|Editors||Nicole A Vincent, Ibo van de Poel, Jeroen van den Hoven|
|Place of Publication||Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Library of ethics and applied philosophy |