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Major philosophers discover accountability from various views, together with metaphysics, motion conception, and philosophy of legislations.
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Intentionally not doing B will count as letting E occur.
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We have already seen in the ﬁrst section that in applying the DDA, the only way to preserve moral intuitions in the Rescue examples involves distorting what doing and allowing normally mean, which gives us a good reason to reject the DDA. Now, with an alternative basis to account for killing being worse than letting die, there is no good reason to accept such a doctrine. Philosophical interest in DDA stems from an assumption that the moral distinction between killing and letting die is reﬂective of a moral distinction between the broader categories of doing and allowing, so that the best way to explain the former is in terms of the latter (McMahan 1993, 250).