Essay On Moral Luck

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Actions delivers consequences Luck is a phenomenon present in our lives in very different ways, so much so that it is not easy to imagine a world without it. But, even so, it seems that when it comes to making moral judgments about the actions or beliefs of other people we want to find ways to neutralize it. Our main guide is the purpose of being fair to those we judge and, therefore, we want to set aside what does not strictly depend on them, aspiring to eliminate any possible distortion of this goal. However, the nature of luck is such that it makes it difficult to neutralize it in any sphere of human life. In order to grasp the philosophy of luck in our existence we must analyze the philosophy of Thomas Nagle’s article, “Moral Luck”. Nagle dispute the Kantianism ideology in which states that we must submit our actions to certain universal moral laws, such as "do not kill". At the same time is important to analyze the concept that they are other factors to take in consideration. This philosophy can be applied in a specific case such as the judicial system or as an opportunity to analyze our behaviors. At the end it can be concluded that the major issue with the analysis of Moral Luck is the ethical aspect. Moral luck is what you have…show more content…
Holding on to this principle, they try to show that the supposed phenomenon of moral luck, after due reflection, turns out to be an illusion. A fundamental weapon to reach this conclusion is the epistemic argument, according to which the supposed cases of moral luck do not show that luck can really affect the moral judgment that a person deserves, his moral status, but only affect our knowledge of what she deserves, because not in vain we are not all-knowing beings and our knowledge is linked to the evidence to which we have
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