Moral homocide?


#1

When is homocide morally acceptable?


#2

[quote=Reddi2go]When is homocide morally acceptable?
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I would say self defense when the threat is mortal and there is no other reasonable alternative than to kill the aggressor. Likewise, in a just war you could kill the enemy. That’s probably about it these days.


#3

How about homocide to protect another person?


#4

Yep, it is. Say an enemy is about to shoot your buddy, you can defend him.


#5

… or even a moral duty?

For example, a police sharp-shooter who takes out a hostage-taker before he can kill a hostage. I would think that this homocide would be both morally acceptable – an act of virtue. Further… it seems that, if the sharp-shooter failed to act, he would be guilty of failing to carry out a moral duty.

Make sense?


#6

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