Dirty Hands

International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2015

7 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2011 Last revised: 3 Feb 2015

Charles Blattberg

University of Montreal

Date Written: February 2, 2015

Abstract

Three basic approaches to the question of dirty hands in ethics, politics, and war are summarized (the theoretical, the atheoretical, and the paradoxical) and an account is then offered of their practical implications.

Keywords: moral dilemmas, ethics, politics, war

Suggested Citation

Blattberg, Charles, Dirty Hands (February 2, 2015). International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2015 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1968686

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