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dc.contributor.authorHolton, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-06T23:30:10Z
dc.date.available2019-06-06T23:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-16
dc.identifier.issn2052-7217
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/293449
dc.description.abstract‘We don’t torture’, announced both Bush and Obama. But what Bush meant as a statement of fact, Obama meant as a statement of resolve. Exploring this example, this article examines how moral resolutions work to overcome the rationalisations that temptation engenders. This in turn sheds light on the the nature of our moral concepts. Resolutions are typically framed using intentional notions (torture, murder, theft). Reflection on the reasons for this provides a new perspective on what is right, and what is wrong, about the doctrine of double effect.
dc.publisherBritish Academy
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleWe don't torture: Moral resolutions, temptation, and the doctrine of double effect
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage329
prism.publicationNameJournal of the British Academy
prism.startingPage309
prism.volume5
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.40597
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-11-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.5871/jba/005.309
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11-01
dc.contributor.orcidHolton, Richard [0000-0002-8116-2639]
dc.identifier.eissn2052-7217
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-11-16


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