Broadening the future of value account of the wrongness of killing

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On Don Marquis's future of value account of the wrongness of killing, 'what makes it wrong to kill those individuals we all believe it is wrong to kill, is that killing them deprives them of their future of value'. Marquis has recently argued for a narrow interpretation of his future of value account of the wrongness of killing and against the broad interpretation that I had put forward in response to Carson Strong. In this article I argue that the narrow view is problematic because it violates some basic principles of equality and because it allows for some of the very killing that Marquis sets out to condemn; further, I argue that the chief reason why Marquis chooses the narrow view over the broad view-namely that the broad view would take the killing of some non-human animals to be also wrong-should rather be considered a welcome upshot of the broad view.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMedicine, Healthcare and Philosophy
Vol/bind18
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)587-590
Antal sider4
ISSN1386-7423
DOI
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2015

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