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Practical ethics given moral uncertainty

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A number of philosophers have claimed that we should take not just empirical uncertainty but also fundamental moral uncertainty into account in our decision-making, and that, despite widespread moral disagreement, doing so would allow us to draw robust lessons for some issues in practical ethics. In this article, I argue that, so far, the implications for practical ethics have been drawn too simplistically. First, the implications of moral uncertainty for normative ethics are far more wide-ra...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0953820819000013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Utilitas More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
231-245
Publication date:
2019-04-10
Acceptance date:
2019-01-19
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EISSN:
1741-6183
ISSN:
0953-8208
Pubs id:
pubs:983991
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uuid:f3da6f54-8017-432a-a294-7d7707e6a74d
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pubs:983991
Source identifiers:
983991
Deposit date:
2019-03-23

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