Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 July 2017

184 Pages

5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780190657581

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When Doing the Right Thing Is Impossible

Lisa Tessman

Philosophy in Action

  • Argues, contrary to what most moral philosophers believe, that there are situations in which doing the morally right thing is impossible
  • Draws on philosophy, empirical psychology, and evolutionary theory
  • Investigates how and why human beings construct morality
  • Includes real world examples, such as the story of the crisis that arose at Memorial Medical Center during Hurricane Katrina