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Remote Obligation

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Zimmerman, Professor and Philosophy Pre-Law Concentration Advisor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In this paper I shall draw a distinction between what I shall call remote and immediate moral obligation. The distinction sheds light on the issues of whether "ought" implies "can" and of whether there can be any genuine moral dilemmas, but it also calls for a qualification in the usual account of what it is for an obligation to be overridden.

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Publication
American Philosophical Quarterly, 24 (1987): 199-205
Language: English
Date: 1987
Keywords
remote obligation, immediate obligation, morals, moral dilemmas