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Responsibility
(676 words)

[German Version]

is the essential mode in which persons interact. It has three constitutive aspects: (a) its bearer (who?), (b) its forum (before whom?), and (c) its substance (for what?). Each of these aspects is itself relational. The bearers are self-identified persons, acting of their own free will in a mundane decisional present; the fora relate to norms; the substances are chosen or to-be-chosen determinati…

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Herms, Eilert, “Responsibility”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_026296>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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