The Moral Dilemmas Debate, Deontic Logic, and the Impotence of Argument

Argumentation 16 (4):459-472 (2002)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In this paper I argue for modesty concerning what theoretical reason can accomplish in the moral dilemmas debate. Specifically, I contend that philosophers' conclusions for or against moral dilemmas are driven less by rational argument and more by how the moral world intuitively appears to them



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,621

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles


Added to PP

78 (#191,834)

6 months
5 (#241,340)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Are ‘Dirty Hands’ Possible?Stephen de Wijze - 2024 - The Journal of Ethics 28 (1):187-214.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Political action: The problem of dirty hands.Michael Walzer - 1973 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 2 (2):160-180.
Ethical Consistency.B. A. O. Williams & W. F. Atkinson - 1965 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 39 (1):103-138.

Add more references