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Material Contribution, Responsibility, and Liability

Barry, Christian


In her inventive and tightly argued book Defensive Killing, Helen Frowe defends the view that bystanders—those who do not pose threats to others—cannot be liable to being harmed in self-defense or in the defense of others. On her account, harming bystanders always infringes their rights against being harmed, since they have not acted in any way to forfeit them. According to Frowe, harming bystanders can be justified only when it constitutes a lesser evil.2 In this brief essay, I make the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Moral Philosophy
DOI: 10.1163/17455243-20180001


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