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Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry

Hugo Adam Bedau


This book demonstrates the usefulness of “casuistry”, or “the method of cases” in arriving at moral decisions. It examines well-known cases that compel us to consider questions about who ought to survive when not all can. By doing so, we learn something about how we actually reason concerning such life and death situations, as well as about how we ought to reason if we wish both to be consistent and properly respect human life.

Keywords: casuistry, method of cases, human life, moral decisions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195108774
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugo Adam Bedau, author
Tufts University