Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Marija Jankovic
Since the 1980’s philosophers have produced a large set of literature on collective autonomy. Collective autonomy, a concept that I will expand on later in my paper, refers to collectives’ capacity to perform actions by themselves. Today, many philosophers agree that collectives can have legal responsibilities, such as a corporation’s duty not to falsify its earnings reports. But, do corporations have moral responsibilities and autonomy too? In this paper collectives lack imputability and second-order intentionality which are criteria to be an autonomous moral agent.