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Feasibility as a Constraint on 'Ought All-Things-Considered', But not on 'Ought as a Matter of Justice'?

Southwood, Nicholas

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It is natural and relatively common to suppose that feasibility is a constraint on what we ought to do all-things-considered but not a constraint on what we ought to do as a matter of justice. I show that the combination of these claims entails an implausible picture of the relation between feasibility and desirability given an attractive understanding of the relation between what we ought to do as a matter of justice and what we ought to do all-things-considered.

dc.contributor.authorSouthwood, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T04:10:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0031-8094
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/204560
dc.description.abstractIt is natural and relatively common to suppose that feasibility is a constraint on what we ought to do all-things-considered but not a constraint on what we ought to do as a matter of justice. I show that the combination of these claims entails an implausible picture of the relation between feasibility and desirability given an attractive understanding of the relation between what we ought to do as a matter of justice and what we ought to do all-things-considered.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Scots Philosophical Association and the University of St Andrews
dc.sourceThe Philosophical Quarterly
dc.titleFeasibility as a Constraint on 'Ought All-Things-Considered', But not on 'Ought as a Matter of Justice'?
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume69
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor220319 - Social Philosophy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu1007931xPUB315
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.wiley.com/en-gb
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSouthwood, Nicholas, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue276
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage598
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage616
local.identifier.doi10.1093/pq/pqz012
local.identifier.absseo970122 - Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
dc.date.updated2019-12-19T06:32:31Z
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