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Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing


作者  /  Torbjorn Tannsjo

出版社 / OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, USA

出版日期 / 2015/10/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$875

售價 / 9折, NT$ 788

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When and why is it right to kill? When and why is it wrong? Torbjorn Tannsjo 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 implications are confronted with our intuitions in relation to them, and our moral intuitions are examined in turn. Only those intuitions that survive an understanding of how we have come to hold them are seen as considered intuitions. The idea is that the theory that can best explain the content of our considered intuitions gains inductive support from them. We must transcend our narrow cultural horizons and avoid certain cognitive mistakes in order to hold considered intuitions. In this volume, suitable for courses in ethics and applied ethics, Tannsjo argues that in the final analysis utilitarianism can best account for, and explain, our considered intuitions about all these kinds of killing.







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誠品26碼 /2681274155009
ISBN 13 /9780190225582
ISBN 10 /0190225580
EAN /9780190225582

頁數328
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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