Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 September 2015

330 Pages | 1 illustration


ISBN: 9780190225575

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Taking Life

Three Theories on the Ethics of Killing

Torbjorn Tannsjo

  • Covers the most important theories within the ethics of killing
  • Makes the simple, straightforward, and controversial claim that utilitarianism can best cater for our considered intuitions about killing
  • Adopts an original method: a kind of applied moral epistemology where our considered moral intuitions are seen as data to be explained by a moral theory

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