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Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

F. M. Kamm


The author of this book is an ethical theorist working in philosophy today. She is known for her brand of analysis, largely in defense of a nonconsequentialist perspective—the view that some actions are right or wrong by virtue of something other than their consequences. This book questions the moral importance of some nonconsequentialist distinctions and then introduces and argues for the moral importance of other distinctions. The first section provides a general introduction to nonconsequentialist ethical theory followed by more detailed discussion of distinctions relevant to instrumental r ... More

Keywords: ethical theory, non-consequentialist theory, moral status, instrumental rationality, Trolley Problem, Peter Singer, Warren Quinn, Peter Unger, responsibility, complicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189698
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. M. Kamm, author
Harvard University
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