Frances Kamm



Professor für Philosophie und Politik, Harvard University (USA)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Juni 2013

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Anderen Schaden zufügen«

Projektbeschreibung:
My project concerns whether and when it is morally permissible to harm some people in order to save others. One part of the project is an expansion of, and response to commentaries on, my 2013 Tanner Lectures in Human Values. These concern whether the permission to harm some varies depending on whether the alternative to doing this is one’s harming more people rather than merely letting more people die. The other parts of my project are (i) a discussion of whether and when it is permissible to torture someone in order to save his own potential victims from death and (ii) the role of proportionality in the decision to engage in harmful actions. (Frances Kamm)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Frances Kamm


Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Ethik, Bioethik, Rechtsphilosophie, Politische Philosophie

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. The Trolley Problem Mysteries, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  2. Bioethical Prescriptions. To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  3. The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  4. Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War. The 2008 Uehiro Lectures, Oxford University. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, 2011.
  5. Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm. Ethics Series, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  6. Morality, Mortality. Bd. I: Death and Whom to Save From It, New York: Oxford University Press, 1993; Bd. II: Rights, Duties and Status, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  7. Creation and Abortion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Weitere akademische Tätigkeiten:
Frances Kamm ist Mitherausgeberin der Zeitschriften Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Bioethics und Utilitas. Sie war Beraterin der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO). 2011 wurde sie zum Mitglied der Amaerican Academy of Arts & Sicences gewählt.