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harm

noun aggravation, balefulness, damage, damnum, deadliness, detriment, disablement, disservice, evil, hurt, hurtfulness, ill consequence, ill-treatment, impairment, injury, malignancy, malignity, mischief, misfortune, noxiousness, perniciousness, ruin, scathe, scourge, virulence
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable risk of harm

harm

verb abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggravate, attack, be malevolent, bruise, cause pain, corrode, corrupt, cripple, damage, debase, deface, demolish, devastate, disfigure, disserve, do evil, do mischief, do viilence, endamage, exacerbate, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, incapacitate, infect, inflict injury, injure, laedere, maim, mar, misuse, mutilate, nocere, pervert, plague, pollute, ravage, ruin, scathe, scourge, smite, spoil, subvert, worsen, wound, wrong
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable harm
Foreign phrases: Error scribentis nocere non debit.An error made by a clerk ought not to prejudice. Qui jure suo utitur, nemini facit injuriam. One who exercises his legal rights, injures no one.
See also: abuse, annoy, assault, cost, damage, detriment, disable, disadvantage, disaster, disservice, drawback, endanger, eviscerate, expense, harrow, impair, impairment, infect, inflict, injure, injury, mischief, mistreat, molest, penalize, penalty, prejudice, sacrifice, spoil, strike, violate, wrong
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Perhaps what is crucial to the impermissibility of the bystander's turning the trolley onto the one in Bystander is that the one would not be required to bring the harm in question upon himself in order to bring about the good in question had he the option of doing so.
If Cohen holds similar utilitarian commitments, he does not make them explicit in his defense of the harm principle as the normative principle determining when it is morally permissible to abandon toleration.
Finally, Restorative Justice seeks to repair harm, not add to it.
An array of expert speakers have been invited to participate in this year's conference, including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, who will be providing valuable insights for professionals regarding the prevalence of self harm and long term prevention strategies.
The willingness to cut them out of the harm principle cannot rest on a simple denial of the fact, but must rest on the awareness that for the long-term success of the system, each person must waive that claim against all others, no matter how acute the feeling.
The core chapters of the book then look at harm in the context of global ethics, international relations theory, the sociology of the civilizing process, historical sociology, and, finally, English School writing on comparative state systems.
The ratio of benefit to harm for this antibiotic and this harm is hence 10 to 1 000 or 1 to 100.
Following episodes of self harm they described feeling 'better' but that the feeling doesn't last very long.
The Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN) in collaboration with the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) has organized a Asia-regional Harm Reduction meeting on 6 April 2011 to discuss on how civil society could collaborate and promote harm reduction, and collectively strive to achieve more sensible, humane and effective drug policies in the region.
Under the old law, the petitioner was required to allege and prove that the harm the respondent was predicted to cause (if not committed) was: (1) "serious"; (2) "physical"; and (3) likely to occur "in the near future.
physical or mental damage : injury <The storm did little harm to the sheltered beach.
Access to harm reduction services such as needle exchange, substitution therapy and other low-threshold services designed to meet the health needs of drug users is improving but remains low, estimated at less than 9% of IDU [2].