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Instrumental Normativity: In Defense of the Transmission Principle

Kiesewetter, Benjamin


If you ought to perform a certain act, and some other action is a necessary means for you to perform that act, then you ought to perform that other action as well—or so it seems plausible to say. This transmission principle is of both practical and theoretical significance. The aim of this essay is to defend this principle against a number of recent objections, which ðas I showÞ are all based on core assumptions of the view called actualism. I reject actualism, provide an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethics: an International journal of social, political and legal philosophy
DOI: 10.1086/680911


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