Dilemmas: Dithering, Plumping, and Grief

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI:
Dilemmas: Dithering, Plumping, and Grief

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This chapter argues that there is no reason to take sides over whether an agent who eventually plumps for one course of action when faced with a moral dilemma fails in an obligation. It argues that the ‘moral residue’ problem is in fact no evidence for this being a pivotal question.

Keywords: dilemmas; choice; moral residue; guilt; grief

Chapter.  7434 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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