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Doing and Allowing Harm$
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Fiona Woollard

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199683642

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683642.001.0001

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Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

(p.206) 10 Final Thoughts
Doing and Allowing Harm

Fiona Woollard

Oxford University Press

This final chapter summarizes the arguments presented in this book. This book has presented an analysis and defence of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing, arguing that permissions to allow harm and constraints against doing harm are integral of the protection against imposition necessary for anything to belong to a person, including his or her own body. The book has offered an account of the extent and limits of our obligations to aid others. It has looked at two major moral theories, Scanlonian contractualism and Hooker's rule-consequentialism to draw on the defence of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing.

Keywords:   harm, constraints, obligations, moral theories, Scanlonian contractualism, Hooker's rule-consequentialism

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