Moral Blacks and Whites
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 29 September 2013, Question 4
I answered a question on moral blacks and whites on Philosophy in Action Radio on 29 September 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Can life be morally black and white? People often say life is not "black and white," meaning that sometimes we must navigate morally gray zones, particularly when dealing with complex decisions involving other people. However, if we make decisions based on objective absolutes, doesn't that eliminate these so-called "morally gray zones"?
My Answer, In Brief: Reality is black and white, but grasping that is often difficult – even when armed with clear and true principles.
- Duration: 15:05
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I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. I'm a philosopher specializing 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 dissertation defended moral responsibility and moral judgment against the doubts raised by Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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