Harm: Omission, Preemption, Freedom

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 93 (2):251-73 (2016)
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Abstract

The Counterfactual Comparative Account of Harm says that an event is overall harmful for someone if and only if it makes her worse off than she otherwise would have been. I defend this account from two common objections.

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Well-being and death.Ben Bradley - 2009 - New York: Oxford University Press.
Studies in Logical Theory.Robert Stalnaker - 1968 - Oxford: Blackwell.

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