The Resource A virtue theoretic solution to the problem of moral luck, by Jonathan Trevor Spelman

A virtue theoretic solution to the problem of moral luck, by Jonathan Trevor Spelman

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A virtue theoretic solution to the problem of moral luck
Title
A virtue theoretic solution to the problem of moral luck
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Trevor Spelman
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Language
eng
Summary
At the beginning of his famous paper "Moral Luck", Thomas Nagel notes that it is intuitively plausible that people cannot be morally assessed for what is beyond their control. He then argues that most, if not all, of what people do is beyond their control. Thus, Nagel concludes that individuals must deny that people cannot be morally assessed for what is beyond their control, alter the way they think about morality, or abandon the belief that moral assessment is possible. I contend that one's best option is to alter the way one thinks about morality and therefore draw from the work of Michael J. Zimmerman to construct and defend a counterfactual theory of moral assessment which looks not only at the kind of person one is and the kinds of actions one performs but also at the kind of person one would be and the kinds of actions one would perform in certain counterfactual circumstances. In closing, I explain why one who accepts my counterfactual theory of moral assessment has reason to prefer virtue ethical theories of morality to their consequentialist and deontological counterparts
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UMS
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Spelman, Jonathan Trevor
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Nagel, Thomas
  • Zimmerman, Michael J
  • Ethics
  • Moral development
  • Judgment (Ethics)
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A virtue theoretic solution to the problem of moral luck, by Jonathan Trevor Spelman
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Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed August 26, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 59-60)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
658201507
Extent
1 online resource (60 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658201507
Label
A virtue theoretic solution to the problem of moral luck, by Jonathan Trevor Spelman
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed August 26, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 59-60)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
658201507
Extent
1 online resource (60 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658201507

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