Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

Taking Life: Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

Torbjörn Tännsjö


while and why is it correct to kill? whilst and why is it fallacious? Torbjörn Tännsjö examines 3 theories at the ethics of killing during this publication: deontology, a libertarian ethical rights concept, and utilitarianism. the results of every concept are labored out for other kinds of killing: trolley-cases, homicide, capital punishment, suicide, assisted demise, abortion, killing in conflict, and the killing of animals. those implications are faced with our intuitions on the subject of them, and our ethical intuitions are tested in flip. simply these intuitions that live on an knowing of the way we now have come to carry them are visible as 'considered' intuitions. the belief is that the idea which can top clarify the content material of our thought of intuitions earnings inductive aid from them. We needs to go beyond our slender cultural horizons and steer clear of convinced cognitive blunders so that it will carry thought of intuitions. during this quantity, compatible for classes in ethics and utilized ethics, Tännsjö argues that during the ultimate research utilitarianism can most sensible account for, and clarify, our thought of intuitions approximately most of these different types of killing.

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