Who May Kill Whom, and How?
This chapter focuses on David Wiggins' theory on the ‘deontological core’ of morality that prohibits humanity to commit acts of murder, wounding, injury, plunder, or pillage. However, with the person's ability to prevent aversive acts and be repulsed by the notion of violence, people also have the capacity to abandon the core of morality and permit the harming of others. The chapter concludes with a description of events where people demonstrated deadly force, such as the invasion of nations and killing of neighboring countries, occurrences of genocide, and primitive human sacrifices.
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