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Threshold Deontology and Its Critique

EYAL ZAMIR and BARAK MEDINA

in Law, Economics, and Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372168
eISBN:
9780199776078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372168.003.02
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses moderate (or threshold) deontology, its critique, and possible responses. Deontological theories prioritize values such as autonomy, human dignity, and keeping one's promises ... More


Saving Strangers: Analysis of Intuitions

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/9780199683642.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We are clearly required to aid others in some situations, for example if we see a child drowning in a pond. The Part III of the book explores the extent and limits of our obligations to aid. This ... More


Responsibility and Regulation

Jessica Flanigan

in Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190684549
eISBN:
9780190684570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190684549.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The case against approval requirements is even stronger than the empirical record suggests. When patients die because they knowingly and willingly used a dangerous pharmaceutical, drug manufacturers ... More


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