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The nature and limits of the duty of rescue

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Virtually everyone believes that we have a duty to rescue fellow human-beings from serious danger when we can do so at small cost to ourselves – and this often forms the starting point for arguments in moral and political philosophy on topics such as global poverty, state legitimacy, refugees, and the donation of body parts. But how are we to explain this duty, and within what limits does it apply? It cannot be subsumed under a wider consequentialist requirement to prevent harm. Nor can it be...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3868-5792
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Moral Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
3
Pages:
320-341
Publication date:
2020-06-05
Acceptance date:
2019-10-17
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-5243
ISSN:
1740-4681
Pubs id:
pubs:1068771
UUID:
uuid:e3bdd6a3-5946-4e36-9294-1bb1ad194785
Source identifiers:
1068771
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pubs:1068771
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English
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