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J.S. Mill and Trayvon Martin

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I have a good answer but I am just curious to know your view. Also, how would it work in this situation? Would it really be helpful as a moral guide in this situation? What are the pros and cons of using the "Harm Principle" as a moral guide in this case?

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The Harm Principle, of course, is J.S. Mill's argument that the only exception to overriding another person's liberty is to "prevent direct harm to others." This direct harm means, to Mill, physical harm caused by one person literally towards another. ...

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Mill's "Harm Principle" is applied and discussed as regards the shooting of Trayvon Martin.