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Time and Morality

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Time is morally relevant. This chapter considers three temporal features that could be assigned moral significance when one assesses actions, activities, character-traits, and events: life periods, temporal order, and tense. It seems plausible to assign significance to life periods when one assesses character traits - innocence is a virtue for children but not for adults, for example. It is also clear that the temporal order between events can have moral significance when one assesses the ove...

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10.1002/9781118522097.ch32

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons
Pages:
549-562
Host title:
A Companion to the Philosophy of Time
Publication date:
2013-01-29
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uuid:2dceeb07-4b1c-44c9-8d25-fe95ca9e842d
Source identifiers:
194968
Local pid:
pubs:194968
ISBN:
9780470658819

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