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Moral Uncertainty and Value Comparison

Amelia Hicks

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 13

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823841
eISBN:
9780191862625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823841.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Several philosophers have recently argued that decision-theoretic frameworks for rational choice under risk fail to provide prescriptions for choice in cases of moral uncertainty. They conclude that ... More


Interests and Uncertainty

Dominic Wilkinson

in Death or Disability?: The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669431
eISBN:
9780191748783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669431.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

How does uncertainty affect the interests at stake in decisions about life-sustaining treatment and the ethics of withdrawing treatment? This chapter looks first at the relationship between the ... More


The Irrelevance of Moral Uncertainty

Elizabeth Harman

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 10

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198738695
eISBN:
9780191802515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738695.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Suppose you believe you’re morally required to φ‎ but that it’s not a big deal; and yet you think it might be deeply morally wrong to φ‎. You are in a state of moral uncertainty, holding high ... More


The Genesis of Probabilism

Stefania Tutino

in Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190694098
eISBN:
9780190694128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the genesis of probabilism, and it sets the historical and theoretical tone for the development of this doctrine. It examines two theologians in particular: the theologian and ... More


Why Desperate Times (But Only Desperate Times) Call for Consequentialism

Chelsea Rosenthal

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 8

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828310
eISBN:
9780191867064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828310.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

People often think there are moral duties that hold irrespective of the consequences, until those consequences exceed some threshold level—that we shouldn’t kill innocent people in order to produce ... More


How Moral Uncertaintism Can Be Both True and Interesting

Andrew Sepielli

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol 7

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808930
eISBN:
9780191846649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808930.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Several philosophers have tried to develop a framework for decision-making in the face of fundamental moral uncertainty. Critics argue that the project is misguided, as it assumes that there’s a kind ... More


Technospiritual Reflexivity

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how sinful images of animality that appear in hagiographies of mystics become focal points for anxiety about moral uncertainty and the pious subject's uncanny otherness to ... More


A Dilemma for Internalism

Brian Weatherson

in Normative Externalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199696536
eISBN:
9780191876028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199696536.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The previous chapter argued that symmetry between factual and moral ignorance is not ultimately intuitive. This chapter argues that even if it is intuitive, it must be rejected. Or, at least, ... More


Oxford Studies in Metaethics 13

Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823841
eISBN:
9780191862625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823841.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This series is devoted to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview ... More


Introduction

Martin Peterson

in The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190652265
eISBN:
9780190652296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652265.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The aim of this chapter is to introduce five moral principles that are necessary and jointly sufficient for analyzing ethical issues related to new and existing technologies. The five principles are ... More


The Puzzle of Pure Moral Motivation

Adam Lerner

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 13

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823841
eISBN:
9780191862625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823841.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

People engage in pure moral inquiry whenever they inquire into the moral features of some act, agent, or state of affairs without inquiring into the non-moral features of that act, agent, or state of ... More


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