Forced Assistance

Esben Overland

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    Two factors appear particularly significant when assessing the permissibility of applying force to ensure that particular agents assist people in need, namely whether they have failed in the duty not to harm and/or in the duty to provide assistance at moderate cost. Two prominent philosophers, Thomas Pogge and Peter Singer, have argued, respectively, that we'the affluent in the developed world'fail in both regards.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203-232
    Number of pages30
    JournalLaw and Philosophy
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


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