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Killing the Innocent in Self‐Defence

Michael Otsuka

in Libertarianism without Inequality

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243952
eISBN:
9780191598142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243956.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Argues against the right to engage in lethal measures to defend oneself or others against innocent aggressors or innocent threats. Criticizes arguments to the contrary by Judith Jarvis Thomson and ... More


Innocent Threats Versus Innocent Bystanders

Alec D. Walen

in The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190872045
eISBN:
9780190872076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872045.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is the first part of the argument that there is no fundamental, principled reason why noncombatants who help unjust combatants to wage war may not be eliminatively killed. It starts by ... More


Harming People in Peter Unger’s Living High and Letting Die

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/9780195189698.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Peter Unger has tried to show that relying on intuitive judgments is a worthless methodology for finding principles, and he has also offered a novel approach to the Trolley Problem. Unger, however, ... More


The Rights of Innocent Bystanders

Kai Draper

in War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199388899
eISBN:
9780199388912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388899.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Given that, in practice, even the most discriminate of war efforts include military operations that injure or kill large numbers of innocent bystanders, and given that the principle of double effect ... More


Scandal, social policy and social welfare: 2nd, Rev. Ed

Ian Butler

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347466
eISBN:
9781447303312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347466.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Scandals do not just happen. They are made. They are constructed out of such everyday tragedies as the small carelessness and institutional brutality of the long-stay hospital, child abuse, or the ... More


The Moral-Responsibility Account of Liability to Defensive Killing

Michael Otsuka

in The Ethics of Self-Defense

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190206086
eISBN:
9780190206116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206086.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Some are blameless for posing a threat to the lives of another because they are not morally responsible for being a threat. Others are blameless in spite of their responsibility. On what has come to ... More


Liberating Just War Theory from Double Effect

Kai Draper

in War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199388899
eISBN:
9780199388912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388899.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In traditional just war theory, the principle of double effect plays a key role in providing a potential justification for killing innocent bystanders. Under that principle, deliberately killing an ... More


Truth and Tradition in Neshoba County, 1964–1967

Carol V. R. George

in One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190231088
eISBN:
9780190231118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231088.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Martin Luther King called Philadelphia the “worst town” he was ever in. The search for the killers and those who had attacked Mt. Zion Church and its members was stymied by white residents’ ... More


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