Moral Worth and Accidentally Right Actions
The reasons view holds that morally worthy actions are right actions motivated by the reasons that make them right. Opponents object that such actions are only accidentally right, and it is widely held that morally worthy actions cannot be accidentally right. My aim here is to defend the reasons view from this objection by considering conditional reasons. Once these reasons are in view, actions motivated by the reasons that make them right will no longer appear accidentally right. Keywords: Moral worth; Moral reasons; Conditional reasons
Coates, Allen, "Moral Worth and Accidentally Right Actions" (2021). ETSU Faculty Works. 561.