By Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, Harry S. Silverstein
Major philosophers discover accountability from numerous views, together with metaphysics, motion thought, and philosophy of legislations.
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Killing violates negative rights against harmful intervention, whereas letting die violates positive rights to assistance. 23 Consequentialists, on the other hand, are too ready to use numbers to decide. Perhaps they may think that we should allow three to die rather than kill two persons, given the harmful effects on society of acts 32 D. K. Chan of killing. But it doesn’t take many more at risk of letting die to turn the calculations in favor of killing. Moreover, consequentialists seem to miss out on what is wrong about killing.
Agency and Answerability. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Williams, B. 1973. A Critique of Utilitarianism. In J. J. C. Smart and B. Williams, Utilitarianism: For and Against. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Williams, B. 1976. Moral Luck. Aristotelian Society: Supplementary Volume 50: 115–136. Zimmerman, M. 1997. Moral Responsibility and Ignorance. Ethics 107:410–426. 2 A Reappraisal of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing David K. Chan Warren Quinn1 and Philippa Foot2 have both given versions of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing (DDA) that justify a moral distinction between doing something to bring about harm and doing nothing to prevent harm.
Freedom and Determinism: A Framework. In Freedom and Determinism, ed. J. Campbell, M. O’Rourke, and D. Shier. : MIT Press. , M. O’Rourke, and D. Shier, eds. 2005. Law and Social Justice. : The MIT Press. Clarke, R. 2003. Libertarian Accounts of Free Will. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Eisikovits, N. 2005. Moral Luck and the Criminal Law. In Law and Social Justice, ed. J. Campbell, M. O’Rourke, and D. Shier. : The MIT Press. Fischer, J. M. 1992. Thoughts on the Trolley Problem. In J. M. Fischer and M.
Action, Ethics, and Responsibility (Topics in Contemporary Philosophy) by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, Harry S. Silverstein