Reading 10 Philippa Foot Killing and Letting Die

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Review: 1. He provides an example how people don’t considering murdering someone to get money for a coat as bad as not donating money. 2. An agent of harm is a single fatal sequence lead to a person’s death. 3. In the first Rescue it is acceptable to not save the life of a person to save the lives of five others, but not permissible to run over an individual to save five other lives. The first one is letting die and the second is killing. 4. There are rights to noninterference, which form one class of rights; and there are also rights to goods or services, which are different.
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Unformatted text preview: And corresponding to these two types of rights are, on the one hand, the duty not to interfere, called a negative duty, and on the other the duty to provide the goods or services, called positive duty. 5. The level of badness is the same, but a different kind of bad action has been done so there is no reason to suppose that the two ways of acting will always give this same result. 6. In response the to trolley case Foot talks about the diverting of a fatal sequence and not the starting of a new one....
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2008 for the course PHIL 140g taught by Professor Kwon during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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