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Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil

T. A. Cavanaugh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199272198
eISBN:
9780191604157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Consequentialists oppose while absolutists and deontologists rely upon double-effect reasoning (DER) to address hard cases in which good inextricably binds with evil (such as destroying a legitimate ... More


What’s Wrong with Rights in Ethics?

Nigel Biggar

in What's Wrong with Rights?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198861973
eISBN:
9780191894770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861973.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 observed the tendency of contemporary rights-talk to push all other moral considerations off the table—an observation adumbrated in Chapter 5, where contemporary defences of natural rights ... More


In Defence of War

Nigel Biggar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672615
eISBN:
9780191765087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672615.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Pacifism is popular. Many hold that war is unnecessary, since peaceful means of resolving conflict are always available, if only we had the will to look for them. Or they believe that war is wicked, ... More


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