More on Moral Dilemmas

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Terrance C. McConnell, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Lyle V. Anderson’s "Moral Dilemmas, Deliberation, and Choice," is a paper that moves in many directions and attempts to cover much ground. But, sorting through these intricacies, one can see that Anderson sets for himself two major tasks: one is to reject some of the principal claims made by Ruth Barcan Marcus in her recent work on moral dilemmas; the other, to present his own (Aristotelian) account of moral reasoning which supposedly rectifies some of the problems found in Marcus's essay. Although there is much in Anderson's interpretation of Marcus and in his own positive position with which one might argue, I shall here confine myself to several misunderstandings of Marcus which I believe reveal more basic confusions about the issues raised by moral dilemmas and their implication for ethical theory.

Additional Information

Publication
The Journal of Philosophy LXXXIII(6) (June 1986), pp. 345-351
Language: English
Date: 1986
Keywords
moral dilemmas, Lyle V. Anderson , moral reasoning