One can be responsible of things to which one does not have a duty, or at least, it is better to make room for this possibility.
Scanlon, T. Give Plenty of Praise Finally, be sure to give your people plenty of praise when they do take responsibility. Smilansky, Saul, Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.
Rorty, Amelie Oksenberg, ed. Clearly, make sure that you fully comply with national employment law and internal HR policies when you take any action. Such a view—call it the "answerability" model—appears to combine aspects of the attributability and accountability models see discussion by Watson and Shoemaker Of course, there have always been those—e.
This is not a dichotomic distinction, but a gradual one.