irrational humanism

Toby Bradshaw toby at stein.u.washington.edu
Fri Jul 16 17:09:31 EST 1993


In article <9307162105.AA10733 at net.bio.net> SCHLOSSER at ciit.org writes:
>The slippery slope.  I'm rather absolutist on not taking human life.
>If one is in immediate danger of being killed, then self-defense is
>acceptable,

How about "I'm going to beat you unconcious" or "I'm going to rape
you"?  Do these non-lethal attacks justify resistance with potentially
deadly force?  I believe "rather absolutist" is an oxymoron.

-Toby Bradshaw
toby at u.washington.edu



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