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Introduction

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/9780199683642.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing: the claim that doing harm is harder to justify than merely allowing harm. It argues that rejecting the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing would ... More


Contractualism, Rule Consequentialism, and Doing and Allowing

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/9780199683642.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is a strong mark in favour of an ethical theory if it can explain widespread, firmly held intuitions about cases. Rejection of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing would require substantial revision ... 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


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 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


Removing Barriers

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/9780199683642.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is the third part of the analysis of the doing/allowing distinction. Non-substantial facts are normally simply background conditions and do not count as part of the sequence leading to the harm. ... More


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