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ERIC Number: EJ783704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Lockean Puzzles
Milligan, Tony
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v41 n3 p351-361 Aug 2007
In analytic moral philosophy it is standard to use unrealistic puzzles to set up moral dilemmas of a sort that I will call Lockean Puzzles. This paper will try to pinpoint just what is and what is not problematic about their use as a teaching tool or component part of philosophical arguments. I will try to flesh out the claim that what may be lost sight of in such Lockean puzzling is the personal dimension of moral deliberation--for example, moral problems differ from technical problems in the sense that they are non-transferable, we cannot hand them over to others for solution.
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Language: English
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