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Confrontations with the ReaperA Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death$
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Fred Feldman

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195089288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.001.0001

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Why Killing Is Wrong

Why Killing Is Wrong

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(p.173) 11 Why Killing Is Wrong
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Confrontations with the Reaper
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Feldman Fred

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.003.0012

This chapter discusses a proposed answer to the question why it is wrong to kill people, which was also the question discussed in the previous chapter. It can be observed that this answer is a form of utilitarianism, which was usually often thought to be incapable of dealing with the morality of killing.

Keywords:   utilitarianism, morality of killing, kill people, morals

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