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Is Killing No Worse than Letting Die?


Nesbitt, WLS, Is Killing No Worse than Letting Die?, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 12, (1) pp. 101-106. ISSN 0264-3758 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1468-5930.1995.tb00124.x


Those who wish to refute the view that it is worse to kill than to let die sometimes produce examples of cases in which an agent lets someone die but would be generally agreed to be no less reprehensible than if he had killed. It is argued that the examples produced typically possess a feature which makes their use in this context illegitimate, and that when modified to remove this feature, they provide support for the view which they were designed to undermine.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Ethical theory
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Religion
Objective Field:Religion not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nesbitt, WLS (Dr Nesbitt)
ID Code:5469
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-10-12

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