Morality, Mortality: Volume II: Rights, Duties, And Status (Oxford Ethics Series)

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Morality, Mortality: Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status (Oxford Ethics Series)

In Morality, Mortality, Volume II, Kamm continues to explore questions of life and death as illustrations of general issues in moral theory. Resuming her development of non- consequentialist ethical theory and its application to practical ethical problems, she explores the distinction between killing and letting die, between harming and not aiding, and between intending and foreseeing harm. Throughout this examination, she focuses on the methodology used in analyzing these questions. Kamm develops a principled account of when harming some to save others is permissable and impermissable. In the process, she discusses the "Survival Lottery and Trolley Problem," and other related dilemmatic situations. Kamm then covers the concepts of rights and prerogatives, contrasting a victim-focused account of rights with that of an agent-relative account. Here, she considers the problem of minimizing rights violations, and the significance of the status of inviolability. She concludes Volume II by assessing whether agreements or superogatory conduct may permissably override restrictions, and what their doing or not doing indicates about morality, duties, and prerogatives.

Specifications of Morality, Mortality: Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status (Oxford Ethics Series)

GENERAL
AuthorF. M. Kamm
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100195084594
ISBN-139780195084597
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages400
Publication Date1996-06-13
DIMENSIONS
Height9.5 inch.
Length6.56 inch.
Width1.19 inch.
Weight1.81 pounds.

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