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Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

F. M. Kamm


Morality, Mortality as a whole deals with certain aspects of ethical theory and with moral problems that arise primarily in contexts involving life‐and‐death decisions. The importance of the theoretical issues is not limited to their relevance to these decisions; however, they are, rather, issues at the heart of basic moral and political theory. This second volume on rights, duties, and status explores life and death as general issues in non‐consequentalist ethical theory. It comprises three parts. Part I has five chapters discussing the question of the moral (in)equivalence of ki ... More

Keywords: agreements, death, duties, ethical theory, harming, harming some to save others, killing, letting die, life, life‐and‐death decisions, moral equivalence, moral problems, moral theory, Morality, Mortality, non‐consequentalism, not aiding, political theory, power of agreements, power of supererogatory conduct, prerogatives not to make sacrifices, restrictions on conduct, rights, status, supererogatory conduct, Trolley Problem

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195144024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195144023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. M. Kamm, author
New York University
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