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Solving the Trolley Problem

Shelly Kagan

in The Trolley Problem Mysteries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190247157
eISBN:
9780190247188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247157.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This comment asks us to imagine that we have discovered a principle that completely matches our intuitions about the various actions that might be performed in all the different versions of the ... More


Trolleys and Permissible Harm

Thomas Hurka

in The Trolley Problem Mysteries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190247157
eISBN:
9780190247188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247157.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This comment discusses the book's positive account of the trolley problem, given in the Principle of Permissible Harm. This principle says an act that causes both a greater good and a lesser evil is ... More


From a Good Life to Human Rights Some Complications

Rowan Cruft

in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688623
eISBN:
9780191768101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688623.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a response to Chapter 3’s account of human rights, and to similar accounts which ground human rights in how they serve to protect or promote the good life. Starting from the ... More


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