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Although question of responsibility is still updated, seldom is philosophical background and
its source referred to in answers. It seems that questions of responsibility and answers to them
are aimed at the attempt to make contemporary man more sensitive to being responsible.
Along with the question of responsibility appears the necessity of determination of its
range and target, the question of responsibility to whom or what, or what for. That multitude
of questions usually drifts a debate towards the multitude of varieties of responsibility (and
ways of its implementation) as long as weakening its ontic background. These are not only
problems to cope, considering the problem of responsibility. There remains the question of
relations among particular kinds of responsibility, e.g. moral and legal or political and legal,
as well as existence or non-existence of gradation of responsibility e.g. stronger — weaker, or
the problem of existence of one responsibility, implementing on various levels, in a particular
for each, way. The lack of resolutions of these problems drifts the debate on responsibility to
on unproductive ground of ideological disputes.
The purpose of the article is not suggesting solutions, but trying to analyse viewpoints of
selected contemporary philosophers on responsibility. Therefore, it is the article reviewing
ideas, which deal with perception of multitude of responsibility varieties and possibility of
their gradation and, what seems important, showing that the tendency towards, broadening
axiologically neutral sphere does not go in accordance with the feeling of necessity for attaching
human acting to any kind of obligation as well as responsibility. The selection of presented
viewpoints is not, considering the above, incident.