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Saving Strangers: Analysis of Intuitions

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/9780199683642.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We are clearly required to aid others in some situations, for example if we see a child drowning in a pond. The Part III of the book explores the extent and limits of our obligations to aid. This ... More


Saving Strangers: Duties to Prevent Harm

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/9780199683642.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the intuitions about cases analysed in Chapter 7. Morality must include a restricted requirement to aid. A criterion is needed to pick out a set of cases in which agents are ... 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


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