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Morality Under Risk

Lee-Stronach, Chad

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Many argue that absolutist moral theories – those that prohibit particular kinds of actions or trade-o↵s under all circumstances – cannot adequately account for the permissibility of risky actions. In this dissertation, I defend various versions of absolutism against this critique, using overlooked resources from formal decision theory. Against the prevailing view, I argue that almost all absolutist moral theories can give systematic and plausible verdicts about what to do in risky cases. In...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/154595
DOI: 10.25911/5d5143d006c33

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