UCL Philosophy


Kowalczyk: Opaque Options

21 June 2024

Kacper Kowalczyk & Aidan B. Penn: Opaque Options (2024), Philosophical Studies

Moral options are permissions to do less than best, impartially speaking. In this paper, we investigate the challenge of reconciling moral options with the ideal of justifiability to each individual. We examine ex-post and ex-ante views of moral options and show how they might conflict with this ideal in single-choice and sequential-choice cases, respectively. We consider some ways of avoiding this conflict in sequential-choice cases, showing that they face significant problems.