'I’m Not Hurting Anyone’: Hard Cases for the Harm Principle

Summary

Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Lectures - Semester 1

Start Date

5th Apr 2017 6:00pm

End Date

5th Apr 2017 7:30pm

Venue

Room 108 Rory Spence VOS Construction LT, Architecture Building, Inveresk Campus


Dr Michael Kidd (Philosophy)

Should we each be free to do anything we wish, as long as we don’t harm other people? The 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen held that we should, and many liberal political thinkers have agreed ever since.  In this lecture, Dr Michael Kidd explores some of the hard cases that arise when the Harm principle is put into practice. Suitable for those with an interest in the relationship between law and ethics.

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