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Moral uncertainty and permissibility: evaluating option sets

Barry, C. and Tomlin, P. (2016) Moral uncertainty and permissibility: evaluating option sets. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 46 (6). pp. 898-923. ISSN 1911-0820

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00455091.2016.1198198

Abstract/Summary

In this essay, we explore an issue of moral uncertainty: what we are permitted to do when we are unsure about which moral principles are correct. We develop a novel approach to this issue that incorporates important insights from previous work on moral uncertainty, while avoiding some of the difficulties that beset existing alternative approaches. Our approach is based on evaluating and choosing between option sets rather than particular conduct options. We show how our approach is particularly well-suited to address this issue of moral uncertainty with respect to agents that have credence in moral theories that are not fully consequentialist.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:65611
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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