Moral Choice Without Moralism

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Abstract

Decision Theory is often considered the foundational framework for analyzing possible courses of action and making a rational decision, yet no particular role is given to the moral attributes of alternatives in multi-criteria decision making. In this article, I lay out several ways of defining a decision as moral on the basis of attributes that have already been identified as morally relevant, while at the same time allowing the application of moral rules to be permeable or ‘soft’. Among these, the bipolar threshold view seems to be the most promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssays on Values and Practical Rationality
Subtitle of host publicationEthical and Aesthetical Dimensions
EditorsJoao Saagua, Antonio Marques
Place of PublicationBern
PublisherPeter Lang
Pages133-154
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-3-0343-3153-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLisbon Philosophical Studies – Uses of Languages in Interdisciplinary Fields

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