Lockean Puzzles

Tony Milligan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-361
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Philosophy of Education
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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