Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory / Edition 1

Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory / Edition 1

by H. E. Mason
     
 

Do moral dilemmas truly exist? What counts as a moral dilemma? Can an adequate moral theory admit the possibility of genuine conflicts of moral obligations? In this book, twelve prominent moral theorists examine these and other questions from a wide variety of philosophical perspectives. Concerned throughout with the implications of moral dilemmas for moral theory,

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Do moral dilemmas truly exist? What counts as a moral dilemma? Can an adequate moral theory admit the possibility of genuine conflicts of moral obligations? In this book, twelve prominent moral theorists examine these and other questions from a wide variety of philosophical perspectives. Concerned throughout with the implications of moral dilemmas for moral theory, this collection of essays captures in striking fashion the full scope and vitality of the current moral dilemmas debate. Including both realist and anti-realist meta-ethical positions, and Kantian and consequentialist normative views, Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory sheds new light on several standing controversies in moral philosophy while raising a fresh set of challenging issues. Contributors include Simon Blackburn, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Alan Donagan, Terrance McConnell, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Mary Mothersill, Norman Dahl, David Brink, Peter Railton, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Christopher Gowans, and H.E. Mason.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195096811
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction3
1Moral Dilemmas, Genuine and Spurious: A Comparative Anatomy11
2More about Moral Dilemmas23
3Moral Residue and Dilemmas36
4Moral Dilemmas and Rights48
5The Moral Dilemmas Debate66
6Morality, Moral Dilemmas, and Moral Requirements86
7Moral Conflict and Its Structure102
8Dilemmas: Dithering, Plumping, and Grief127
9The Diversity of Moral Dilemma140
10Moral Dilemmas, Gaps, and Residues: A Kantian Perspective167
11Moral Theory, Moral Dilemmas, and Moral Responsibility199
12Responsibilities and Principles: Reflections on the Sources of Moral Dilemmas216
References237
Index243

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