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Killing may impose a greater burden of guilt, and it may undermine human sensibilities that normally restrain us from acts that harm society. Quinn and Foot are nonconsequentialists who justify the DDA by appeal to an account of positive and negative rights. Killing violates negative rights against harmful intervention, whereas letting die violates positive rights to assistance. 23 Consequentialists, on the other hand, are too ready to use numbers to decide. Perhaps they may think that we should allow three to die rather than kill two persons, given the harmful effects on society of acts 32 D.
10. If the agent knows and is certain that an effect will result from his action, and he took this into consideration in making his choice, it is not intuitive to say that he does not intend to bring about the effect. This is the criterion of closeness suggested by Foot (1978), 21–22. 11. Isaacs (1995, 362) has made a similar criticism of Jeff McMahan’s (1993) distinction between killing and letting die. 12. Quinn (1993, 166) brieﬂy discusses the Trolley examples. 13. The attempt by an anonymous referee to invent a test case where the survival of the ﬁve is solely determined by whether the rescuer gets to help them (and nothing else) only illustrates how difﬁcult the assumption is.
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