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Innocence lost : an examination of inescapable moral wrongdoing

Author: Christopher W Gowans
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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Our lives are such that moral wrongdoing is sometimes inescapable for us, for we have moral responsibilites to persons which may conflict and which are wrong to violate even when they do conflict. This text argues that we must accept this conclusion if we are to make sense of our moral experiences.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gowans, Christopher W.
Innocence lost.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(DLC) 93011593
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher W Gowans
ISBN: 142374179X 9781423741794 0195359097 9780195359091 9780195085174 0195085175 1280442093 9781280442094
OCLC Number: 191952980
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages)
Contents: 1. "The Angel Must Hang!": Inescapable Moral Wrongdoing in Melville's Billy Budd; 2. Methodological Issues: Reflective Intuitionism; 3. Arguments for the Dilemmas Thesis; 4. A Prescriptivist Argument against the Dilemmas Thesis; 5. The Phenomenological Argument for the Remainders Thesis; 6. Responsibilities to Persons: An Explanation of Inescapable Moral Distress; 7. Utilitarian Critiques of the Phenomenological Argument; 8. Kantian Critiques of the Phenomenological Argument; 9. Innocence Lost; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Inescapable moral wrongdoing
Responsibility: Christopher W. Gowans.
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Our lives are such that moral wrongdoing is sometimes inescapable for us, for we have moral responsibilites to persons which may conflict and which are wrong to violate even when they do conflict. This text argues that we must accept this conclusion if we are to make sense of our moral experiences.

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