Chapter 35. Bad Samaritans, Acts, and Omissions

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Patricia Smith

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch35

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Smith, P. (2005) Bad Samaritans, Acts, and Omissions, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch35

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621

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Keywords:

  • bad samaritan laws;
  • rescue of an imperiled stranger;
  • moral status of duty;
  • doctrine of positive and negative duty;
  • act-omission distinction (AOD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The AOD: On Agency

  • The AOD: On Causation

  • The PND: Continuing Debate