Killing the Innocent in Self-Defense



    1. MICHAEL OTSUKA is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a pasl contributor to Philosophy & Public Affairs. His current research interests include free will, punishment, and the obligation to obey the law.
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  • I presented an earlier version of this paper to the Law and Philosophy Discussion Group in Los Angeles, whose members I would like to thank for their comments. In addition, I would also like to thank the following people for reading and providing written or verbal commentary on earlier drafts: Robert Mams, Rogers Albritton, G. A. Cohen, David Copp, Matthew Hanser, Craig Ihara, Brian Lee, Marc Lange, Derk Pereboom, Carol Voeller, and the Editors of Philosophy & Public Affairs. I owe special thanks to Timothy Hall and Seana Shiffnn for their insightful and helpful comments.