CONFLICTING REASONS

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Parfit, Derek;
(2016)
  • Publisher: EUT Edizioni Universit√† di Trieste
  • Subject: Reasons | ought | moral | impartial | self-interest | how well things go | harming as a means | Rational Egoism | Act Consequentialism | Common Sense Morality | the argument from disagreement | skepticism

Sidgwick believed that, when impartial reasons conflict with self-interested reasons, there are no truths about their relative strength. There are such truths, I claim, but these truths are imprecise. Many self-interested reasons are decisively outweighed by conflicting... View more
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