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Doing and Allowing Harm

Fiona Woollard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199683642
eISBN:
9780191792847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683642.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Doing harm seems much harder to justify than merely allowing harm. If a boulder is rushing towards Bob and stopping the boulder would cost you your life, you may refuse to stop the boulder. You may ... More


Doing, Allowing, and Imposing

Fiona Woollard

in Doing and Allowing Harm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199683642
eISBN:
9780191792847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683642.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The analysis from the first part of the book is used to defend the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing. Drawing on a suggestion from Frances Kamm, the author shows that the Doctrine is best understood as ... More


Doing Good and Doing Evil

Philip Pettit

in The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198732600
eISBN:
9780191796821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732600.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

If doing good often means acting out of beneficent dispositions, does doing evil often mean acting out of maleficent dispositions? No, it does not: it is only extreme, even demonic evil that requires ... More


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