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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 2   Formal constraints on permissible regions. More
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 603–607.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Dana Nelkin Scanlon T. M. , Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame . Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press , 2008 . xii +247 pp . © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 References Hanser Matthew . 2005 . “ Permissibility and Practical...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 459–490.
Published: 01 July 2023
...W. Clark Wolf Kant’s formula of universal law (FUL) is standardly understood as a test of the moral permissibility of an agent’s maxim: maxims that pass the test are morally neutral, and so permissible, while those that do not are morally impermissible. In contrast, this article argues that the FUL...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (3): 323–348.
Published: 01 July 2008
... carries moral freight concerning abortion. This article surveys familiar “pro-life” principles and argues that if any of them raises moral qualms about the permissibility of aborting zygotic pregnancies, then these qualms apply equally (or at least almost equally) to the permissibility of contraception...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (4): 497–529.
Published: 01 October 2010
... transmission and transmission failure really are, thereby exposing two questionable but quotidian assumptions. It attacks existing views of transmission failure, especially those of Crispin Wright. It defends a permissive view of transmission failure, one holding that deductions of a certain kind fail...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 339–383.
Published: 01 July 2021
... opportunity and accuracy in the long run. Further, it is sometimes rationally permissible to choose the latter. The article breaks down the features of action which give rise to the trade-off, and then argues that each feature applies equally well to belief. This conclusion is an instance of a systematic...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 241–272.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... There are two main reasons why someone might doubt the possibility of preemptive forgiving. First, one might think that preemptive forgiving would amount to granting permission. Second, one might think that forgiving requires emotional content that is not available prior to wrongdoing. If, however, preemptively...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 207–245.
Published: 01 April 2011
...-invariance in light of peer disagreement is sometimes rationally permissible and that, even when it is not, being required to revise your opinions in light of peer disagreement does not lead to any kind of problematic skepticism. © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 Acknowledgments to Tom Kelly...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (3): 463–467.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... Following Austin, exercitives are speech acts that enact norms: they enact permissibility facts, not merely cause such facts to obtain. For example, when a university president declares that smoking is no longer permissible on campus, they literally enact a new permissibility fact (make smoking...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (3): 337–382.
Published: 01 July 2011
... and she is looking for it. Similarly, the permissibility of my breaking into and using your car is explained (or, again, at least, so it seems plausible to suppose) by the fact that doing so is the only way for me to get to Joe’s car in time to prevent you from morally impermissibly breaking...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 306–310.
Published: 01 April 2008
... and in favor of a distinction between the justifying and requiring role of reasons. On Gert’s view, the fact that we are rationally all-things-considered justified in doing X—that is, the fact that it is rationally permissible for us to do X—does not entail that we are rationally required to do X...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 501–536.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of evidentialist norm. These norms say that it's always epistemically permissible to form beliefs in response to the right kinds of evidence and always epistemically permissible to come to know something. Both norms get at fairly core commitments of normative epistemology as it's currently conceived of. In fact...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 349–353.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to generate knowledge in hearers, and b) that epistemically permissible assertions are those that conform to the Knowledge Rule of Assertion (KRA). One important feature of the book is a sophisticated defense of KRA by means of an etiological-functionalist framework. The book is lucidly written...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 421–479.
Published: 01 October 2017
...〉). The second is a nonconsequentialist agent-relative theory: it deems the agent-related property P act relevant. In Jim's context, this theory makes declining the captain's offer the only permissible option, with the result that the captain would kill ten ( 〈 10 , Captain 〉 ). In a context in which...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (3): 511–515.
Published: 01 July 2023
... understanding of consent. The Expression of Will View is a case in point. On this view, consent is not a matter of intending to release someone from a duty, it is a matter of doing so with a deliberate expression of will. We can do this by expressing permission, of course, but Dougherty thinks that we can also...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (4): 533–562.
Published: 01 October 2007
... in the literature on practical reasons and rationality, conceal a very significant assumption that is almost certainly false. 2. Two Roles What do normative reasons for action do? One thing they do is explain why actions that would otherwise be rationally permissible are in fact irra- tional. For example...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (4): 473–507.
Published: 01 October 2016
... the body is permissible. And so, a good friend is one who, when facing this sort of disagreement with you about moving a body, will defer to your judgment that moving the body is permissible, rather than act on their own (conflicting) judgment, and so will help you move the body. Their willingness to defer...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 551–554.
Published: 01 October 2017
... Schleifer McCormick. Believing Against the Evidence: Agency and the Ethics of Belief takes an antievidentialist line according to which some nonevidentially based beliefs are permissible. The standard evidentialist angle is that practical reasons are never reasons for belief: the norms governing belief...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (1): 130–132.
Published: 01 January 2002
... to prevent harm make genetic interventions to prevent disabilities not only permissible but also obligatory” (302). Relatedly, the book concludes that genetic technologies are also permissible, under various conditions, for enhancements, not just for the prevention or elimination of disease (see chapters...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 587–591.
Published: 01 October 2011
.../00318108-1334523 602 BOOK REVIEWS T. M. Scanlon, Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008. xii þ247 pp. Ten years after the publication of the richly argued...