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Оглед о изворима и неким аспектима одговорности
An Essay On Origins And Some Aspects Of Accountability

Author(s): Časlav D. Koprivica
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: accountability; ethics; anthropology; justice; guilt; finiteness

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the origin and the sense of the human concept of “being accountable”, beginning with the understanding of human beings as such and of the fun damental situation of their existence. The key distinction which isintroduced is that between a general capability for accountability (for which I used the term “accountabilitiness”), which, on the one hand, stems from a person’s awareness of their being and the consequences of their actions, and on the other hand, stems from the circumstances when a person’s real accountability/guilt is derived from the actual performance of an action. Furthermore, a human, in the “ideal” case, is accountable due to the totality of his intention and the awareness of the intent, the deed, the action, and the resulting outcome, although there are also possible situations when accountability/guilt arise even in the absence of some of these aspects and when the qualification of the accountability changes in relation to a given situation.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 1507-1526
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian