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Axiological Absolutism and Risk

Lazar, Seth; Lee-Stronach, Chad


Consider the following claim: given the choice between saving a life and preventing any number of people from temporarily experiencing a mild headache, you should always save the life. Many moral theorists accept this claim. In doing so, they commit themselves to some form of ‘moral absolutism’: the view that there are some moral considerations (like being able to save a life) that cannot be outweighed by any number of lesser moral considerations (like being able to avert a mild headache). In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Nous
DOI: 10.1111/nous.12210
Access Rights: Open Access


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