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Self-Defense, Forfeiture and Necessity

Alm, David LU (2019) In Philosophical Papers 48(3). p.335-358
Abstract
The thesis of this paper is that it is possible to explain why a culpable aggressor forfeits his right not to suffer the harm necessary to prevent his aggression if a killer forfeits his right to life. I argue that this strategy accounts also for the necessity restriction on self-defense. I respond to several objections, including the worry that it makes no sense to attempt a derivation of the relatively uncontroversial (aggressor’s forfeiture) from the highly controversial (killer’s forfeiture).
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Philosophical Papers
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48
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3
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25 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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0556-8641
DOI
10.1080/05568641.2018.1500145
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English
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  author       = {Alm, David},
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  number       = {3},
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  title        = {Self-Defense, Forfeiture and Necessity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05568641.2018.1500145},
  doi          = {10.1080/05568641.2018.1500145},
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