Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):269 - 287 (1978)

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A moral dilemma is a situation in which an agent ought to do each of two actions, Both of which he cannot do. If there are genuine moral dilemmas, The ethical theorist is presented with a problem: he must reject several very plausible principles of standard deontic logic. The main reasons usually given to show that there are moral dilemmas are examined, And it is argued that they are not sufficient. Several positive arguments are then presented, Arguments which try to show that an adequate moral theory must rule out the possibility of genuine dilemmas
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1080/00455091.1978.10717051
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