The Deontic Transfer Principle Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019, Springer Nature B.V. The Deontic Transfer Principle states that if it is permissible for a person A to cause another person B harm H then, other things being equal, it is permissible for A to impose a risk of harm H on B. In this article we show that the Deontic Transfer Principle is vulnerable to counterexamples, and that the same is true of a range of closely related principles. We conclude that the deontic status of a risk imposition is not directly inherited from the deontic properties of deterministic acts.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Peterson, M., & Seidel, C.

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complete list of authors

  • Peterson, Martin||Seidel, Christian

publication date

  • August 2021