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The Right to Life in Times of War or Armed Conflict

Elizabeth Wicks

in The Right to Life and Conflicting Interests

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199547395
eISBN:
9780191594373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547395.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Medical Law

This chapter focuses on the taking of human life during times of armed conflict and considers three main issues: the application of the right to life during armed conflict; the right to life under ... More


Cosmopolitan War

Cécile Fabre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book articulates and defends a cosmopolitan theory of the just war. It takes the following two views as its starting point: first, the individual is the fundamental locus of concern and respect; ... More


Singer on Killing Animals

Shelly Kagan

in The Ethics of Killing Animals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199396078
eISBN:
9780199396108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396078.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 8 takes the assumption that underlies the replaceability argument for granted, if only for the sake of argument. It assumes, with Singer, that outcomes should be evaluated in terms of the ... More


Kantian Constructivism and the Ethics of Killing Animals

Frederike Kaldewaij

in The Ethics of Killing Animals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199396078
eISBN:
9780199396108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396078.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 10 bases duties toward animals on deontological foundations. It discusses the ethics of killing nonhuman animals from the viewpoint of Kantian constructivism, which regards the validity of ... More


Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

Torbjorn Tannsjo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190225575
eISBN:
9780190225605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225575.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

When and why is it all right to kill? When and why is it wrong? Three theories on the ethics of killing are critically examined in the book: deontology, a libertarian moral rights theory, and ... More


Introduction

Tatjana Višak and Robert Garner

in The Ethics of Killing Animals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199396078
eISBN:
9780199396108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396078.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introduction explains that there is broad agreement among ethicists, as well as the general public, that what we do to sentient animals matters morally, and that we ought to care about animal ... More


Proportionate Defense

Jeff McMahan

in Weighing Lives in War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198796176
eISBN:
9780191837272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796176.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Proportionality in defense is a relation between the good and bad effects of a defensive act. Stated crudely, proportionality requires that the bad effects of such an act not be excessive in relation ... More


Deprivation and Identity

Jens Johansson

in Saving People from the Harm of Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190921415
eISBN:
9780190921446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921415.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Don Marquis famously argues that abortion is typically immoral because it deprives the fetus of a future like yours and mine. He bases his argument on “animalism,” the view that human persons are ... More


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