Morality Under Risk
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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