Grouping and the Imposition of Loss

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In this article, I critically examine Peter Unger’s arguments for the claim that there is a duty to cause physical harm to oneself and others in order to save lives. This includes discussion of his view that when the method of cases involves several rather than merely two options our intuitive judgements support his radical thesis. In conclusion, I consider his attempt to reconcile his claims with common sense moral judgements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-319
Number of pages28
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science

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