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Moral uncertainty for deontologists

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Defenders of deontological constraints in normative ethics face a challenge: how should an agent decide what to do when she is uncertain whether some course of action would violate a constraint? One common response to this challenge proposes a threshold principle on which it is subjectively permissible to act iff the agent’s credence that her action would be constraint-violating is below some threshold t. But the threshold approach seems arbitrary and unmotivated: where does the threshold com...

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10.1007/s10677-018-9924-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
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Publisher:
Springer Verlag
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
3
Pages:
505–520
Publication date:
2018-09-01
Acceptance date:
2018-08-10
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1572-8447
ISSN:
1386-2820
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English
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2019-02-05

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