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Innocence Lost

Author: Christopher W. Gowans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195359097

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Our lives are such that moral wrongdoing is sometimes inescapable for us. We have moral responsibilities to persons which may conflict and which it is wrong to violate even when they do conflict. Christopher W. Gowans argues that we must accept this conclusion if we are to make sense of our moral experience and the way in which persons are valuable to us. In defending this position, he critically examines the recent moral dilemmas debate. He maintains that what is important in this debate is not whether there are irresolvable moral conflicts, but whether there are moral conflicts in which wrongdoing is unavoidable. Though it would be incoherent to conclude moral deliberation by deciding to perform incompatible actions, he argues that there is nothing incoherent in supposing that we have conflicting moral responsibilities. In this way, he shows that it is possible to capture the intuitions of those who have defended the idea of moral dilemmas while meeting the objections of those who have rejected this idea. Gowans carefully evaluates utilitarian and Kantian analyses of moral dilemmas. He argues that these approaches eliminate genuine moral conflict only by displacing persons as direct objects of moral concern. As an alternative, he develops a more concrete account in which moral responsibilities to persons are central. The book also includes discussions of Melville's Billy Budd, methodology in moral philosophy, moral pluralism, moral tragedy, and "dirty hands" in politics.
Innocence Lost
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Christopher W. Gowans
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-06-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Our lives are such that moral wrongdoing is sometimes inescapable for us. We have moral responsibilities to persons which may conflict and which it is wrong to violate even when they do conflict. Christopher W. Gowans argues that we must accept this conclusion if we are to make sense of
Innocence Lost
Language: en
Pages: 377
Authors: Sherilyn Decter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-03 - Publisher: Shari Decter Hirst

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Language: un
Pages: 108
Authors: Daisy Ann Rhodes
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-27 - Publisher: BalboaPress

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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Michelle Carbone Loris
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

The art of Joan Didion compels us to consider one essential question: What is the moral significance of our nation's mythic and historic quest for paradise in American culture today? The author's relentless exploration of this frontier leads through the wasteland of despair and chaos that she sees in modern
Innocence Lost
Language: un
Pages: 94
Authors: Beverley Cooper
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

In June of 1959, 12-year old Lynne Harper was found raped and strangled in a farm woodlot near Clinton, Ontario. A few months later her classmate, 14-year old Steven Truscott, was convicted of the murder. He was sentenced to death by hanging. Truscott always maintained his innocence. As the youngest