Category: 
Academic/College Events
Sub-Category: 
College of Liberal Arts
Event Description: 

CLA Hale Lecture Series

presents

David Suits

Rochester Institute of Technology

Department of Philosophy

Thursday, April 20th

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Eastman Hall, Room 01-2000

“Miguel’s Choice: Killing Innocent Persons for the Greater Good”

If one must take reasonable precautions to not harm people, and if the intentional use of violence against a person requires justification, and if self-defense can be such a justification, then even in one’s act of self-defense, one must take reasonable precautions to not harm innocent persons. Even unintentionally and mistakenly harming innocent persons can sometimes be grounds for moral criticism. But what of unintentionally and knowingly harming innocent persons in one’s pursuit of a significant “higher good” (such as freeing one’s society from the yoke of an oppressive tyranny)? Can the goal of a “higher good” relax the reasonable precautions rule?

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Interpreters provided upon request & subject to availability.

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Open to Public (non-RIT): 
Yes
Interpreter Requested?: 
No
Event Schedule: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Start and End Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Eastman Hall, Room 2000
Contact Name: 
Cassandra Shellman
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
475-2057
Cost ($): 
FREE