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    Tragic dilemmas and the priority of the moral.Todd Bernard Weber - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (3):191-209.
    My purpose in this paper is to argue that we are not vulnerableto inescapable wrongdoing occasioned by tragic dilemmas. I directmy argument to those who are most inclined to accept tragicdilemmas: those of broadly Nietzschean inclination who reject``modern moral philosophy'''' in favor of the ethical ideas of theclassical Greeks. Two important features of their project are todeny the usefulness of the ``moral/nonmoral distinction,'''' and todeny that what are usually classified as moral reasons always oreven characteristically ``trump'''' nonmoral reasons in anadmirable (...)
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  2. Moral Dilemmas: Escaping Inescapable Wrongdoing.Todd Bernard Weber - 1998 - Dissertation, University of California, Riverside
    I examine recent work on moral dilemmas and argue that there are no moral dilemmas which issue in inescapable wrongdoing . In the first three chapters I examine some important arguments for and against tragic dilemmas---arguments from deontic logic, Martha Nussbaum's view that vulnerability is essential to human values, Bernard Williams' argument from guilt , and the argument from the fragmentation of value---and show that these arguments for and against are inconclusive. ;In Chapter 4 I attempt to provide a reason (...)
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    Analyzing wrongness as sanction-worthiness.Todd Bernard Weber - 2006 - Journal of Value Inquiry 40 (1):23-31.
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    The Moral Dilemmas Debate, Deontic Logic, and the Impotence of Argument.Todd Bernard Weber - 2002 - Argumentation 16 (4):459-472.
    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.
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