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Harming, not Aiding, and Positive Rights

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Considers what would follow if the General Equivalence Thesis (GE) of the moral equivalence of harming and not aiding (in cases in which less than life is at stake) were true. The possible existence ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses non-equivalence. The present is defined in a contrived manner. The present is accordingly not the immediate but that from which humanity starts to work from, and escape from ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter uses the disaster of Fukushima as a terrifying example of the worst of catastrophes. The disaster that happened at Fukushima is a powerful example that shows the magnitude of destruction ... More


Necrophilology

Jacques Lezra

in On the Nature of Marx's Things: Translation as Necrophilology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279425
eISBN:
9780823281527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279425.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to the problem of equivalence posed in Marx's theory of value. It focuses on the ontological contingency at the core of the concept of general equivalence: that because any object, ... More


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