Moral Conflicts and the Virtue of Justice
Podcast: 20 August 2014
I posted a podcast on "Moral Conflicts and the Virtue of Justice" on 20 August 2014. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
As we live our lives, some people will harm us by their moral wrongs and honest errors, and we may commit such wrongs and errors ourselves. Objective moral judgment is an essential part of the rational response to such events. Yet circumstances often call for more than judgment: sometimes, forgiveness and redemption come into play. In this lecture given to ATLOSCon in 2012, I explored the nature, function, and limits of forgiveness and redemption in relation to the virtue of justice. Then we applied that understanding to common examples of wrongs and errors.
- Duration: 1:04:37
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- The nature and importance of moral conflicts
- Example moral conflicts
- Fantasy-based responses to moral conflicts
- Fact-based responses to moral conflicts
- The virtue of justice
- The context of the relationship
- Evaluating the actions at the root of a conflict
- Dealing with the aftermath of a conflict
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. I'm a philosopher specializing in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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