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作者 Woollard, Fiona, author
書名 Doing and allowing harm / Fiona Woollard
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780199683642 (hbk.)
0199683646 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  170 W913    在架上    30550100585114
 人社中心  B105.A35 W66 2015    在架上    30560400464860
 人文社會聯圖  B105.A35 W66 2015    到期 11-23-20    30660020152687
版本 First edition
說明 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-231) and indexes
Analysis of the doing/allowing distinction -- Defence of the doctrine of doing and allowing -- Obligations to aid -- General ethical theories and the doctine of doing and allowing
Doing harm seems much harder to justify than merely allowing harm. If a boulder is rushing towards Bob, you may refuse to save Bob's life by driving your car into the path of the boulder if doing so would cost you your own life. You may not push the boulder towards Bob to save your own life. This principle-the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing-requires defence. Does the distinction between doing and allowing fall apart under scrutiny? When lives are at stake, how can it matter whether harm is done or allowed? Drawing on detailed analysis of the distinction between doing and allowing, Fiona Woollard argues that the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing is best understood as a principle that protects us from harmful imposition. Such protection against imposition is necessary for morality to recognize anything as genuinely belonging to a person, even that person's own body. As morality must recognize each person's body as belonging to her, the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing should be accepted. Woollard defends a moderate account of our obligations to aid, tackling arguments by Peter Singer and Peter Unger that we must give most of our money away and arguments from Robert Nozick that obligations to aid are incompatible with self-ownership
主題 Act (Philosophy)
Good and evil
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