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Instrumental Normativity: In Defense of the Transmission Principle

Kiesewetter, Benjamin

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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]

dc.contributor.authorKiesewetter, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:57:36Z
dc.identifier.issn0014-1704
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39854
dc.description.abstractIf 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 alternative explanation of its plausible features, and present an independent argument for the transmission principle.
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.sourceEthics: an International journal of social, political and legal philosophy
dc.titleInstrumental Normativity: In Defense of the Transmission Principle
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume125
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor220319 - Social Philosophy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5234012xPUB184
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKiesewetter, Benjamin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage921
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage946
local.identifier.doi10.1086/680911
local.identifier.absseo970122 - Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
dc.date.updated2016-06-14T09:12:39Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84937011048
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