Intricate Ethics : Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm
Oxford University Press, USA, Nov 17, 2006 - Philosophy - 520 pages
In Intricate Ethics, Kamm questions the moral importance of some non-consequentialist distinctions and then introduces and argues for the moral importance of other distinctions. The first section discusses nonconsequentialist ethical theory and the trolley problem; the second deals with the notions of moral status and rights; the third takes up the issues of responsibility and complicity and the possible moral significance of distance; and the fourth section analyzes the views of others in the non-consequentialist and consequentialist camps.
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