In this essay, I defend a theory of liability to defensive force. The theory contains two elements. The first is a dual Lockean-inspired condition. The second aims to make this first condition consistent with problems arising from uncertainty. Drawing on recent work by Michael Zimmerman, I argue that the rights-based condition should be made sensitive to the evidence available to defenders.
van der Vossen, Bas. “Uncertain Rights Against Defense.” Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 32, no. 2, 2016, pp. 129-145. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265052516000133
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