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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


The Right to Punish

Michael Otsuka

in Libertarianism without Inequality

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243952
eISBN:
9780191598142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243956.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Offers a Lockean account of a natural right to punish, which is grounded in a natural right of self‐protection. Endorses Warren Quinn's derivation of the right to punish from a right of ... 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


Natural Goodness

Philippa Foot

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235088
eISBN:
9780191597428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235089.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philippa Foot sets out a naturalistic theory of ethics, which she calls ‘natural normativity’ and which is radically opposed to the subjectivist, non‐naturalism tradition deriving from David Hume and ... More


Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

F. M. Kamm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The author of this book is an ethical theorist working in philosophy today. She is known for her brand of analysis, largely in defense of a nonconsequentialist perspective—the view that some actions ... More


Imperfect Reasons and Rational Options

Douglas W. Portmore

in Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794539
eISBN:
9780199919260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794539.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter addresses the worry that if we defend agent-centered options by arguing that non-moral reasons can successfully counter moral reasons and thereby prevent them from generating moral ... More


Rights and Harm

Kai Draper

in War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199388899
eISBN:
9780199388912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388899.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 explores in detail the issue of when causing harm infringes upon rights. This requires an investigation of the “doctrine of doing and allowing,” for it is commonly thought that doing harm ... 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


Opportunistic and Eliminative Killing

Seth Lazar

in Sparing Civilians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712985
eISBN:
9780191781391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712985.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Opportunistic killing derives a benefit from the victim that one could not have secured in his absence. Eliminative killing leaves one no better off than had the victim not been there. Opportunistic ... More


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