Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Moral Demands of Affluence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Garrett Cullity

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258116

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199258112.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 July 2018

An Argument from Beneficence

An Argument from Beneficence

(p.16) 2 An Argument from Beneficence
The Moral Demands of Affluence

Garrett Cullity (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The failure to save someone’s life directly is wrong because it is a failure of beneficence. The features that make it a failure of beneficence are also features of not helping people at a distance: they are present when the help we can give is indirect as well as when it is immediate. So not helping people at a distance is wrong too (although it is not necessarily as wrong). The methodological challenge of Ch.1 can be answered.

Keywords:   beneficence, distance, helping, immediacy, moral wrongness, saving life

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .