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How Much for the Child?

Barry, Christian; Overland, Gerhard


In this paper we explore what sacrifices you are morally required to make to save a child who is about to die in front of you. It has been argued that you would have very demanding duties to save such a child (or any adult who is in similar circumstance through no fault of their own, for that matter), and some examples have been presented to make this claim seem intuitively correct. Against this, we argue that you do not in general have a moral requirement to bear more than moderate cost to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
DOI: 10.1007/s10677-011-9325-4


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