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Moral Sunk Costs

Lazar, Seth


Suppose that you are trying to pursue a morally worthy goal, but cannot do so without incurring some moral costs. At the outset, you believed that achieving your goal was worth no more than a given moral cost. And suppose that, time having passed, you have wrought only harm and injustice, without advancing your cause. You can now reflect on whether to continue. Your goal is within reach. What's more, you believe you can achieve it by incurring—from this point forward—no more cost than it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-07-10
Type: Journal article
Source: The Philosophical Quarterly
DOI: 10.1093/pq/pqy030
Access Rights: Open Access


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