Understanding Harm and its Moral Significance

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22 (4):853-870 (2019)
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The paper explores how harm must be understood if intuitively attractive deontological principles concerning the infliction and prevention of harm are to be vindicated. It focuses especially upon how harm must be understood if it is to be plausible that preventing people from undergoing harm takes priority over improving the conditions of badly-off people who have not suffered harm.

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