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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Kieran Oberman This article addresses a previously overlooked problem in the ethics of defensive killing. Everyone agrees that defensive killing can only be justified when it is necessary. But necessary for what? That seemingly simple question turns out to be surprisingly difficult to answer...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 273–280.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Frances Kamm Jeff McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Allan Gibbard, Thinking How to Live. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. ix...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 135–139.
Published: 01 January 2020
... to provide new moral foundations for a touchstone of commonsense morality and law: the idea that there is an extremely stringent moral constraint on killing noncombatants in war. More precisely, Lazar defends a comparative claim: Moral Distinction : In war, with rare exceptions, killing noncombatants...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 337–382.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Dilemmas and Moral Theory . Oxford : Oxford University Press . McMahan Jeff . 1994 . “ Self-Defense and the Problem of the Innocent Attacker .” Ethics 104 : 252 - 90 . Otsuka Michael . 1994 . “ Killing the Innocent in Self-Defense .” Philosophy and Public Affairs 23 : 74 - 94...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 451–472.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., 365) : “When someone else could act in some way that would both kill us but also save several other people's lives, we would have no strong reason to prefer being killed as a side-effect of the saving of these people's lives rather than as a means. It would be in one way better to be killed as a means...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 January 2005
..., kills the Queen, and thereby reduces the world’s population by one (5). And then comes the equally familiar question: How many things did the person do? (5) The austere theorist says that she did just one thing that we may describe in (at least) five different ways, thus asserting an identity between...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 122–127.
Published: 01 January 2002
... if resolved correctly the agent’s life has been permanently morally marred by the dilemma, or even extinguished by it. One possible can- didate for such a dilemma is Williams’s notorious Jim and Pedro case, the case where Jim must decide between killing one of twenty innocent persons and let- ting all...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 601–605.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in the case of mice. On Kagan’s theory, moral status is a graded affair, with humans having a higher moral status than mice. Returning to our vaccine case, this is why even the adamant vegetarian shouldn’t flinch at running vaccine trials on mice: while killing nonhuman animals to eat involves trading...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (3): 469–472.
Published: 01 July 2001
.... The intention might be present and may also cause the intended behavior, yet the behavior may not be an intentional action; it may not be an action at all. The classic example is that of the nervous nephew who intends to kill his uncle to inherit his estate, and whose intention makes him so nervous...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (4): 617–620.
Published: 01 October 2001
... are not irrational, consider the following: When I see a performance of Romeo and Juliet, and the black cat, Tybalt, is about to slay Mercutio—oh!, how I do not want Mercutio to die! Would that he kill the cat! Nonetheless, if he is not slain—either because I am seeing a re-write of Shakespeare’s play...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2001
...” not to be intentionally killed, harmed, cuckolded, deprived of property, or defamed-an implicit list of rights (136) that is derived ultimate- ly from the love of neighbor as oneself that Finnis argues is Aquinas’s basic principle of practical reasonableness. Finnis gives special attention Aquinas’s moral...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 267–272.
Published: 01 April 2007
... McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani- mals and the retarded...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 281–286.
Published: 01 April 2007
... BOOK REVIEWS Jeff McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 287–293.
Published: 01 April 2007
... McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani- mals and the retarded...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 294–297.
Published: 01 April 2007
... McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani- mals and the retarded...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 297–300.
Published: 01 April 2007
... McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani- mals and the retarded...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 300–303.
Published: 01 April 2007
.../00318108-2006-038 272 BOOK REVIEWS Jeff McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 April 2007
... McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani- mals and the retarded...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 307–309.
Published: 01 April 2007
... McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani- mals and the retarded...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 310–313.
Published: 01 April 2007
... McMahan, The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii + 540 pp. 1. This is a book that aims to answer practical questions (such as whether and when abortion and euthanasia are permissible and how we should treat ani- mals and the retarded...