Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Hardcover | September 13, 2007

byF. M. Kamm

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In Intricate Ethics, Kamm questions the moral importance of some non-consequentialist distinctions and then introduces and argues for the moral importance of other distinctions. The first section discusses nonconsequentialist ethical theory and the trolley problem; the second deals with thenotions of moral status and rights; the third takes up the issues of responsibility and complicity and the possible moral significance of distance; and the fourth section analyzes the views of others in the non-consequentialist and consequentialist camps.

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In Intricate Ethics, Kamm questions the moral importance of some non-consequentialist distinctions and then introduces and argues for the moral importance of other distinctions. The first section discusses nonconsequentialist ethical theory and the trolley problem; the second deals with thenotions of moral status and rights; the third ...

F. M. Kamm is Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, and Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. She is the author of Creation and Abortion (1992); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 1: Death and Whom to Save From It (1993); and Morality, Mortality Vol.2: Rights, D...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 5.98 × 9.29 × 1.61 inPublished:September 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Intricate Ethics is a major event in normative ethical theory by a living master of the subject. Kamm continues to prove herself the most imaginative, detail-oriented deontologist writing in English today."-Jeffrey Brand-Ballard, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews