Lisa tessman moral failure on the impossible demands of morality oxford university press 2015 281pp 6500 hbk isbn 9780199396146 reviewed by vanessa carbonell university of cincinnati sometimes you cant help but judge a book by its cover. Moral failure on the impossible demands of morality lisa tessman brings together philosophical and empirical work in moral psychology recasts the moral dilemmas debate in light of recent empirical work on moral cognition. Moral failure on the impossible demands of morality asks what happens when the sense that i must collides with the realization that i cant bringing together philosophical and empirical work in moral psychology lisa tessman here examines moral requirements that are non negotiable and that . Moral failure is a book that considers atypical moral scenarios and offers suggestions for how our general moral theories can accommodate agents experiences on these occasions in particular it asks if there can be cases in which one cannot help but act morally badly or in which morality demands impossible things despite its title then moral failure is best described as a book about . But moral failure can also be inevitable in cases where a moral demand arises out of another persons needs if those needs are inexhaustible and thus impossible to meet of course to characterize the demands of morality as impossible to meet i have to reject ought implies can so much of the book is a reconsideration of ought
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