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The Limits of Kindness
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The Limits of Kindness

Caspar Hare

Abstract

the subject matter of normative ethics. The second is to describe three celebrated problems in normative ethics: When, if ever, is it okay to kill one person so as to prevent others from being killed? Can we do wrong by creating one child rather than another? When are we obliged to make sacrifices on behalf of needy strangers? The third is to describe traditional approaches to these problems, and give some sense of why they are less than fully satisfactory. The fourth is to introduce a non-traditional approach. The basic idea: make some very lean assumptions about moral decency and practical r ... More

Keywords: ethics, normative ethics, consequentialism, deontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199691999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691999.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caspar Hare, author
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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