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Dead Wrong: The Ethics of Posthumous Harm

David Boonin

Abstract

The central thesis of this book is that it is possible for an act to wrongfully harm a person even if the act takes place after the person is dead. The main argument for this thesis is grounded in three claims: (1) that it is possible for an act to wrongfully harm a person while they are alive even if the act has no effect on that person’s conscious experiences, (2) that if this is so, then frustrating a person’s desires is one way to wrongfully harm a person, and (3) that if this is so, then it is possible for an act to wrongfully harm a person even if the act takes place after the person is ... More

Keywords: death, posthumous, harm, ethics, well-being, organ, corpse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198842101
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198842101.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Boonin, author
University of Colorado Boulder

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