Faculty Member of the Philosophy Department at Imam Khomeini International University
Our everyday morality puts constraint on 'allowing harm that is merely foreseen as an unintended side-effect,' provided that it does not impose a disproportionate burden on the agent. However, few of us act in accordance with our everyday moderate morality. Nowadays, and of course in the past, human is indifferent toward harms and violating the rights of human’s who are not her near and dear and usually does nothing to stop them. Meanwhile, based on our considered moral judgments in theory, 'allowing harm that is merely foreseen as an unintended side-effect,' is immoral in many cases. Regardless of the advantages of our everyday moderate morality, this paper tries to show the contrast between theory and practice in human’s behavior on a global scale.
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