Moral Responsibility for Harming Animals

John Hadley

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    Third-party intervention has been the focus of recent debate in self-defense theory. When is it permissible for third-parties to intervene on behalf of an innocent victim facing an unjustified attack or threat? In line with recent self-defense theory, if an attacker is morally responsible for their actions and does not have an acceptable excuse then it is permissible for third-parties to use proportionate violence against them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-55
    Number of pages5
    JournalThink : philosophy for everyone
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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