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Moral uncertainty and permissibility: evaluating option sets

Barry, Christian; Tomlin, Patrick


In this essay, we explore an issue of moral uncertainty: what we are permitted to do when we are unsure about which moral principles are correct. We develop a novel approach to this issue that incorporates important insights from previous work on moral uncertainty, while avoiding some of the difficulties that beset existing alternative approaches. Our approach is based on evaluating and choosing between option sets rather than particular conduct options. We show how our approach is particularly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Philosophy
DOI: 10.1080/00455091.2016.1198198
Access Rights: Open Access


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