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Liability to Defensive Harm


  • Versions of this article were presented at the Newcastle Ethics, Legal and Political Philosophy Seminar Series, and the Law & Humanities Workshop at the University of Virginia Law School. I thank all the participants at those events for their questions. For detailed comments and discussion, I am very grateful to Cécile Fabre, Joanna Firth, Elizabeth Harman, Deborah Hellman, Leslie Kendrick, Graham Long, Jeff McMahan, David Miller, Tim Mulgan, Kristi Olson, Mike Otsuka, Tom Porter, Micah Schwartzman, Rebecca Stone, Victor Tadros, and the editors at Philosophy & Public Affairs. Work on this article was made possible by a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

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