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Connect the precedent of individual rights to social responsibilities. Explain the concept of social responsibility in the form of preventing harm.

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1. Connect the precedent of individual rights to social responsibilities. Explain the concept of social responsibility in the form of preventing harm.

One definition of social responsibity is:

"Social responsibility: Involves considering the impact and being accountable for the effects that actions might have on society" (http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/college/larson10/student/olc/10fal_gloss_01.html).

However, society is made of individuals and groups of individuals who have individual rights.

Therefore, the social responsibility of the corporation is simply to respect the natural rights of individuals and prevent them from any foreseeable harm. This is accomplished through its ...

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