Originally published in 1980 this book argues that we are all responsible for the harm we could have prevented and explores the effect of this conclusion on a morality which makes fundamental the belief that we ought not to harm others if we can possibly avoid it.
A theory of responsibility is developed and defended which has consequences for the way we live as well as for a number of problems in contemporary moral, political and social philosophy, and in jurisprudence.
In particular, the author attacks the view that there is a moral difference between killing and letting die and proposes a radical conception of violence.
Among other controversial issues covered in the book are neutrality, the ethics of organ transplants and the allocation of scarce resources.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 184 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/07/2020
- Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
- ISBN: 9780367468972
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