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LARIGUET, Guillermo. Moral Dilemmas qua Limitations of Practical Rationality. Diánoia [online]. 2010, vol.55, n.64, pp. 71-108. ISSN 0185-2450.
In this paper, I attempt to show in what way moral dilemmas can be seen as limits of practical rationality. I distinguish between two types of dilemma: the first type is based in normative requirements that are non defeasible; the second type, prima facie requirements. Then, I try to show in what way a rational solution or right answer can be affected by these types of dilemmas. in addition, I discuss dilemmas with tragic elements.
Keywords : moral dilemmas; non overriding requirements; prima facie requirements; tragic dilemmas.