'The Justified Infliction of Unjust Harm'

Frowe, Helen (2009) 'The Justified Infliction of Unjust Harm'. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 109 (3). pp. 345-351. ISSN 0066-7374. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

I develop a distinction between the justness of inflicting a harm and the justness of the harm itself. I use this distinction to argue that Victim is permitted to inflict lethal harm upon Mistaken Threats: characters whom Victim justifiably, but mistakenly, believes pose a threat to his life. Since Victim cannot distinguish Mistaken Threats from Genuine Threats, whom Victim is permitted to kill, a theory of permissible defence can be action-guiding only if it grants identical permissions in both cases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Helen Frowe
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 16:35
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 14:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25968 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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