Skip to main content

More on Moral Dilemmas

  • J. P. Day (a1)
Hide All

1 Day J. P., ‘Moral Dilemmas, Compromise and Compensation’, Philosophy 66, No. 257 (07, 1991). Abbreviated as MDCC.

2 See Moral Dilemmas, Gowans C. W. (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 1987). Sinnott-Armstrong W., Moral Dilemmas (Oxford: Blackwell, 1988).

3 See Sinnott-Armstrong , op. cit., 17.

4 See Beardsley M. C., Practical Logic (New York: Prentice Hall, 1950), 377384.

5 See Sinnott-Armstrong , op. cit., 78.

6 The terminology is Ross's. See Ross W. D., The Right and the Good (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930); Foundations of Ethics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939).

7 The last judgment is of course highly controversial and many patriotic Frenchmen would have denied it. I assume its truth simply for the argument's sake.

8 Follett M. P., ‘Constructive Conflict’, Dynamic Administration: The Collected Papers of Mary Parker Follett, Metcalf H. C. and Urwick L. (eds) (London: Management Publications Trust, 1941), 31.

9 See Day, MDCC, 373.

10 Follett , op. cit., 32.

11 See Little I. M. D., A Critique of Welfare Economics, 2nd edition (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1957), chs 8, 9.

12 Follett , op. cit., 36.

13 Follett , op. cit., 35.

14 Statman D., ‘The Debate over the so-called Reality of Moral Dilemmas’, Philosophical Papers XIX, 1990, 211.

15 Ross , Foundations, 316.

16 Aristotle , Nicomachean Ethics, 1109b 23, 1126b 4. Cp. Ross in Gowans , op. cit., 1213, 99100, and Urmson J. O., ‘A Defence of Intuitionism’, Aristotelian Society Proceedings 75, 1975.

17 Day, MDCC, 372373. Cp. Broad C. D., Five Types of Ethical Theory (London: Kegan Paul, 1934), 222223.

18 Follett , op. cit., 33, 49.

19 Ross , Foundations, note 6 (above), 35.

20 I am grateful for comments by Timo Airaksinen, Hillel Steiner and participants in a research seminar held at the University of Keele in November 1991. Since this paper was written there has been published Chapman J. W. (ed.), Compensatory Justice, Nomos, XXXIII (New York: New York Univer sity Press, 1991). Like Nomos, XXI (see MDCC, note 12), it sheds much light on some of the issues discussed here and in MDCC.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

  • ISSN: 0031-8191
  • EISSN: 1469-817X
  • URL: /core/journals/philosophy
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 2 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 58 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 23rd January 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.