Must Consequentialists Kill?

Journal of Philosophy 115 (2):92-105 (2018)

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Kieran Setiya
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract
Argues that the ethics of killing and saving lives is best described by agent-neutral consequentialism, not by appeal to agent-centred restrictions. It does not follow that killings are worse than accidental deaths or that you should kill one to prevent more killings. The upshot is a puzzle about killing and letting die.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0022-362X
DOI 10.5840/jphil201811525
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