[SydPhil] Notification: David Miller @ Wed 18 Apr 2018 13:00 - 14:30 (AEST) (Seminars)

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Title: David Miller
The Nature and Limits of the Duty of Rescue Virtually everyone  
believes that we have a duty to rescue fellow human-beings from serious  
danger when we can do so at small cost to ourselves – and this often forms  
the starting point for arguments in moral and political philosophy on  
topics such as global poverty, state legitimacy, refugees, and the donation  
of body parts. But how are we to explain this duty, and within what limits  
does it apply?  It cannot be subsumed under a wider consequentialist  
requirement to prevent harm.  Nor can it be understood as a duty of  
social justice that citizens owe to one another under a social contract for  
mutual protection.  Instead it is a sui generis duty of justice that  
arises from the direct physical encounter between rescuer and victim, and  
is accordingly limited in scope.  It is unconditional, in the sense  
that it cannot be voided either by reckless behaviour on the part of the  
rescuee, or by her unwillingness to reciprocate if called upon to do  
so.  However the simplicity of the duty evaporates when multiple  
potential rescuers are present.  Here responsibility lies with the  
collective as a whole until it is assigned by a fair procedure to  
individual members.  Each individual is required as a matter of  
justice to discharge that share, but not more, though in the case that  
others do not comply, he will have a reason, and sometimes a humanitarian  
duty, to take up the slack.  
When: Wed 18 Apr 2018 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: Sydney Uni, Muniment Room
Calendar: Seminars
     * Sam Shpall- creator

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