Inheritance : Professor Procrastinate and the logic

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Blumberg, Kyle and Hawthorne, John Patrick. (2021). Inheritance : Professor Procrastinate and the logic. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12846
AuthorsBlumberg, Kyle and Hawthorne, John Patrick
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Inheritance is the principle that deontic ‘ought’ is closed under entailment. This paper is about a tension that arises in connection with Inheritance. More specifically, it is about two observations that pull in opposite directions. One of them raises questions about the validity of Inheritance, while the other appears to provide strong support for it. We argue that existing approaches to deontic modals fail to provide us with an adequate resolution of this tension. In response, we develop a positive analysis, and show that this proposal provides a satisfying account of our intuitions.

Year2021
JournalPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research
Journal citationpp. 1-23
PublisherWiley
ISSN0031-8205
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12846
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