Ideas from 'Killing and Letting Die' by Philippa Foot [1985], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Moral Dilemmas' by Foot,Philippa [OUP 2002,0-19-925284-x]].

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24. Applied Ethics / A. Decision Conflicts / 5. Omissions
It is not true that killing and allowing to die (or acts and omissions) are morally indistinguishable
Making a runaway tram kill one person instead of five is diverting a fatal sequence, not initiating one
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 1. Legal Rights / a. Basis of rights
The right of non-interference (with a 'negative duty'), and the right to goods/services ('positive')