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Taking life : three theories on the ethics of killing

Author: Torbjörn Tännsjö
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When and why is it right to kill? When and why is it wrong? Torbjörn Tännsjö examines three theories on the ethics of killing in this book: deontology, a libertarian moral rights theory, and utilitarianism. The implications of each theory are worked out for different kinds of killing: trolley-cases, murder, capital punishment, suicide, assisted death, abortion, killing in war, and the killing of animals. These  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Torbjörn Tännsjö
ISBN: 9780190225582 0190225580 9780190225575 0190225572
OCLC Number: 902660866
Description: xvi, 309 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Method --
Bold conjectures --
The trolley cases --
Murder --
Capital punishment --
Suicide --
Assisted death --
Abortion --
Survival lotteries --
Killing in war --
The killing of animals --
What are we to believe?
Responsibility: Torbjörn Tännsjö.

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When is it right to kill? Three ethical theories are examined, deontology, a moral rights theory, and utilitarianism. The implications of each theory are worked out for different kinds of killing. In  Read more...

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