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dc.contributor.authorMulgan, Tim
dc.identifier.citationMulgan , T 2018 , ' Corporate agency and possible futures ' , Journal of Business Ethics , vol. First Online .
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dc.description.abstractWe need an account of corporate agency that is temporally robust – one that will help future people to cope with challenges posed by corporate groups in a range of credible futures. In particular, we need to bequeath moral resources that enable future people to avoid futures dominated by corporate groups that have no regard for human beings. This paper asks how future philosophers living in broken or digital futures might re-imagine contemporary debates about corporate agency. It argues that the only temporally robust account is moralised extreme collectivism, where full moral personhood is accorded (only) to those corporate groups that are reliably disposed to respond appropriately to moral reasons.
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dc.rights© The Author(s) 2018. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en
dc.subjectCollective agencyen
dc.subjectCorporate agencyen
dc.subjectCorporate responsibilityen
dc.subjectFuture peopleen
dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectBroken worlden
dc.subjectVirtual realityen
dc.subjectArtificial intelligenceen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectHD Industries. Land use. Laboren
dc.subjectT Technology (General)en
dc.subjectSDG 13 - Climate Actionen
dc.subjectSDG 15 - Life on Landen
dc.titleCorporate agency and possible futuresen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Scienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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