The Journal of Ethics

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 147–162 | Cite as

Doing Too Much

  • Barbara HermanEmail author


It is common to find moral fault for doing less than one should, but not for doing more. A detailed investigation of some examples of “doing too much” reveals an important sphere of wrong-doing related to abuses of authority and discretion.


Moral wrongness Impermissibility Authority and discretion Gifts Equality 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUCLALos AngelesUSA

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