Deontic logic and the possibility of moral conflict

Erkenntnis 33 (1):57 - 71 (1990)
Abstract
Standard dyadic deontic logic (as well as standard deontic logic) has recently come under attack by moral philosophers who maintain that the axioms of standard dyadic deontic logic are biased against moral theories which generate moral conflicts. Since moral theories which generate conflicts are at least logically tenable, it is argued, standard dyadic deontic logic should be modified so that the set of logically possible moral theories includes those which generate such conflicts. I argue that (1) there are only certain types of moral conflicts which are interesting, and which have worried moral theorists, (2) the modification of standard dyadic deontic logic along the lines suggested by those who defend the possibility of moral conflicts makes possible only uninteresting types of moral conflicts, and (3) the general strategy of piecemeal modification standard dyadic deontic logic is misguided: the possibility of interesting moral conflicts cannot be achieved in that way.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/BF00634551
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,215
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Moral Thinking: Its Levels, Method, and Point.R. M. Hare (ed.) - 1981 - Oxford University Press.
An Essay in Classical Modal Logic.Krister Segerberg - 1971 - Uppsala, Filosofiska Föreningen Och Filosofiska Institutionen Vid Uppsala Universitet.
Moral Dilemmas and Consistency.Ruth Barcan Marcus - 1980 - Journal of Philosophy 77 (3):121-136.
Moral Dilemmas.E. J. Lemmon - 1962 - Philosophical Review 71 (2):139-158.

View all 18 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Agency and Deontic Logic.John Francis Horty - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
Multiplex Semantics for Deontic Logic.Lou Goble - 2000 - Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (2):113-134.
“Two Types of Moral Dilemmas”.Peter Vallentyne - 1989 - Erkenntnis 30 (3):301-318.
On Deontic Logic.Leon Gumański - 1980 - Studia Logica 39 (1):63 - 75.
Moral Conflicts Between Groups of Agents.Barteld Kooi & Allard Tamminga - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 37 (1):1-21.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

59 ( #88,288 of 2,164,554 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #347,971 of 2,164,554 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums