Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissable Harm

Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissable Harm

by F.M. Kamm

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ISBN-13: 9780190293499
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Series: Oxford Ethics Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

F. M. Kamm is Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government and Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at Harvard University. She is the author of Creation and Abortion (1992); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 1: Death and Whom to Save From It (1993); and Morality, Mortality Vol.2: Rights, Duties, and Status (1996), all from Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section I: Nonconsequentialism And The Trolley Problem
1. Nonconsequentialism
2. Aggregation and Two Moral Methods
3. Intention, Harm, and the Possibility of a Unified Theory
4. The Doctrines of Double and Triple Effect and Why a Rational Agent Need Not Intend the Means to His End
5. Toward the Essence of Nonconsequentialist Constraints on Harming: Modality, Productive Purity, and the Greater Good Working Itself Out
6. Harming People in Peter Unger's Living High and Letting Die
Section II: Rights
7. Moral Status
8. Rights beyond Interests
9. Conflicts of Rights: A Typology
Section III: Responsibilities
10. Responsibility and Collaboration
11. Does Distance Matter Morally to the Duty to Rescue?
12. The New Problem of Distance in Morality
Section IV: Others' Ethics
13. Peter Singer's Ethical Theory
14. Moral Intuitions, Cognitive Psychology, and the Harming/Not-Aiding Distinction
15. Harms, Losses, and Evils in Gert's Moral Theory
16. Owing, Justifying, and Rejecting
Bibliography
Index

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