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1. Responsibility obviously has to do with answering (for something, to somebody). More profoundly, it means disclosing oneself self when one’s action and, through it, one’s own self are called in question. Responsibility is therefore a specific personal attitude, since only a person can be called in question by another. There can be only indirect responsibility with regard to things, where one’s treatment of things has to be answered for to another. Responsibility only enters in insofar as one …

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Waldemar Molinski, “Responsibility”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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