Geoffrey Vickers: philosopher of responsibility
Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Special Issue: Geoffrey Vickers 2004: Contemporary Applications and Changing Appreciative Settings
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 291–298, July/August 2005
How to Cite
Williams, G. (2005), Geoffrey Vickers: philosopher of responsibility. Syst. Res., 22: 291–298. doi: 10.1002/sres.693
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- moral and political philosophy;
In this article I discuss Geoffrey Vickers' ideas from the perspective of moral and political philosophy. His thought is presented through three key terms, which I suggest can encapsulate his philosophy: (i) our human capacity to respond aptly to our situation; (ii) the analysis of modern society in terms of institutions; and (iii) the moral importance of responsibility to the maintenance of human culture and cooperation. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.