Irreconcilable Differences

American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2):181-192 (2013)

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Erin Taylor
Washington and Lee University
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This paper argues that theoretical consistency and actionguidingness—as these have been formulated in the moral dilemmas debate—do not rule out interpersonal moral conflict. This leaves open the possibility that theoretical consistency and action-guidingness may demand more than what has been traditionally assumed. That question is considered here. Do these resources rule out all-things-considered interpersonal moral conflict in non-consequentialist theories? This paper argues that neither theoretical consistency nor action-guidingness can rule out such conflict, but action-guidingness properly construed provides a desideratum against it.
Keywords moral dilemmas  action guiding  universalizability  interpersonal
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