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The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts

F.M. Kamm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897520
eISBN:
9780199950249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book comprises chapters that discuss aspects of war and other conflicts in the light of both nonconsequentialist ethical theory and the views of such theorists as Barbara Herman, Jeff McMahan, ... More


The Doctrines of Double and Triple Effect and Why a Rational Agent Need Not Intend the Means to His End

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is concerned with the Doctrine of Double Effect as well as the Doctrine of Triple Effect. It examines why a rational agent need not intend the means to his end and argues that when an ... More


Harming Some to Save Others

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Continues the consideration of when it is and is not permissible to kill some to save others, by presenting a new proposal (related to an earlier one made by the author) for a Principle of ... More


Justifications for Killing Noncombatants in War

F. M. Kamm

in The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897520
eISBN:
9780199950249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter indicates several basic justifications for killing noncombatants in war, as well as some problems connected to these justifications. It studies the implications of applying an ... More


The Trolley Problem

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Part I considered how to determine whether there is a moral difference between killing and letting die per se, but in the two chapters of Part II, the consideration is when it is and when it is not ... More


Is Intent Constitutive of Wrongdoing?

Peter Westen

in Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592814
eISBN:
9780191729034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

According to conventional wisdom, criminal conduct consists of two inculpatory elements: wrongdoing, which is a function of socially-undesirable harms, and risks that can be defined independently of ... More


Intention, Harm, and the Possibility of a Unified Theory

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of Warren Quinn's primary aims in his writings on normative theory is to justify revisionist versions of nonconsequentialist doctrines that draw moral distinctions between doing and allowing harm ... More


Objections and Conceptions of Moral Equivalence

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first section of Ch. 3 is concerned with objections and alternatives to the arguments and analyses presented in the first two chapters on the moral equivalence of killing and letting die. Two ... More


“But I Voted for Him for Other Reasons!”: Moral Permissibility and the Doctrine of Double Endorsement

Alida Liberman

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 9

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846253
eISBN:
9780191881398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846253.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many people presume that you can permissibly support the good features of a symbol, person, activity, or work of art while simultaneously denouncing its bad features. Chapter 7 refines and assesses ... More


Double Effect and the Laws of War

Kai Draper

in The Ethics of War: Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), a distinction is drawn between harming noncombatants directly (that is, as a foreseen consequence of attacking them), and harming them indirectly (that is, as a ... More


Five Easy Arguments for Assisted Suicide and the Objections of Velleman and Gorsuch

F. M. Kamm

in Almost Over: Aging, Dying, Dead

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190097158
eISBN:
9780190097189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097158.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents five arguments in favor of the moral permissibility of, and even a duty to engage in, physician-assisted suicide both to end suffering and for other reasons in those who are and ... More


Sacrifice and the Right to Die

Scott Cutler Shershow

in Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Building on previous chapters, this chapter argues that the whole debate about a right to die is pervaded, on both sides, by a logic of sacrificial calculation. This point is elaborated by ... More


Suicide and Sacrifice from Plato to Kant

Scott Cutler Shershow

in Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter further contextualizes the contemporary debate about a right to die by considering a few highlights of the philosophic approach to the question of suicide in general. Although nearly ... More


Proportionality in Humanitarian Intervention

Fernando R. Tesón

in Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190202903
eISBN:
9780190202934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190202903.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter examines the traditional requirement that a humanitarian war must be proportionate to be justified. It distinguishes proportionality from necessity and, further, narrow from wide ... More


Parfit on the Irrelevance of Deontological Distinctions

F. M. Kamm

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 10

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198867944
eISBN:
9780191904578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867944.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter concerns Derek Parfit’s discussion in his On What Matters, volume 3 of the irrelevance of deontological distinctions. Parfit begins by expressing his concern that morality will be ... More


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