Philosophical Studies 104 (2):203 - 225 (2001)

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Patricia Marino
University of Waterloo
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Ruth Marcus has offered an account of moral dilemmas in which the presence of dilemmas acts as a motivating force, pushing us to try to minimize predicaments of moral conflict. In this paper, I defend a Marcus-style account of dilemmas against two objections: first, that if dilemmas are real, we are forced to blame those who have done their best, and second, that in some cases, even a stripped down version of blame seems inappropriate. My account highlights the importance of collective responsibility in understanding dilemmas, and I suggest that it sheds light on understanding moral progress.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Logic   Philosophy of Mind   Philosophy of Religion
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DOI 10.1023/A:1010357607895
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Moral Dilemmas.Terrance McConnell - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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Collective Responsibility, Universalizability, and Social Practices.Brook J. Sadler - 2007 - Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (3):486–503.

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