The moral grounds of reasonably mistaken self-defense

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Bolinger, Renée Jorgensen. (2021). The moral grounds of reasonably mistaken self-defense. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 103(1), pp. 140-156. https://doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12705
AuthorsBolinger, Renée Jorgensen
Abstract

Some, but not all, of the mistakes a person makes when acting in apparently necessary self-defense are reasonable: we take them not to violate the rights of the apparent aggressor. I argue that this is explained by duties grounded in agents’ entitlements to a fair distribution of the risk of suffering unjust harm. I suggest that the content of these duties is filled in by a social signaling norm, and offer some moral constraints on the form such a norm can take.

Year2021
JournalPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research
Journal citation103 (1), pp. 140-156
PublisherWiley
ISSN1933-1592
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12705
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85087299350
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Page range140-156
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Accepted13 May 2020
Deposited20 Aug 2021
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