‘The Morality of Risking’

John Oberdiek, Imposing Risk: A Normative Framework (2017). In this book, legal scholar and philosopher John Oberdiek offers an elegantly written, meticulously argued, and highly original account of when it is morally permissible to impose mortal risks on others. Tort scholars and theorists have long examined the permissibility of risky conduct, but, as Oberdiek observes, their efforts have usually focused more on interpreting legal doctrine than on the more fundamental question of the morality of risking … (more)

[Kenneth W Simons, JOTWELL, 14 September]

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