American Philosophical Quarterly 49 (1):43-54 (2012)

Andrew Sneddon
University of Ottawa
Saul Smilansky notes that, despite the famous role of paradoxes in philosophy, very few moral paradoxes have been developed and assessed. The present paper offers recipes for generating moral paradoxes as a tool to aid in filling this gap. The concluding section presents reflections on how to assess the depth of the paradoxes generated with these recipes. Special attention is paid to links between putative moral paradoxes and debate about ethical particularism and generalism.
Keywords moral paradox  particularism  Saul Smilansky
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