It is generally agreed that symmetrical dilemmas are not genuine predicaments but ties that can be broken by a device of chance. By contrast, this paper argues that symmetrical dilemmas are threatening because they force the agent to an arbitrary choice and undermine their authorship on action. By focusing on arbitrariness as the common and peculiar feature of genuine dilemmas, we gain the adequate perspective to assess their significance and their impact on ethical theory.

Breaking Ties / Bagnoli, Carla. - In: DIALECTICA. - ISSN 0012-2017. - STAMPA. - 60:(2006), pp. 1-14.

Breaking Ties

BAGNOLI, Carla
2006

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It is generally agreed that symmetrical dilemmas are not genuine predicaments but ties that can be broken by a device of chance. By contrast, this paper argues that symmetrical dilemmas are threatening because they force the agent to an arbitrary choice and undermine their authorship on action. By focusing on arbitrariness as the common and peculiar feature of genuine dilemmas, we gain the adequate perspective to assess their significance and their impact on ethical theory.
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Breaking Ties / Bagnoli, Carla. - In: DIALECTICA. - ISSN 0012-2017. - STAMPA. - 60:(2006), pp. 1-14.
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