Against Some Recent Arguments for ‘Ought’ Implies ‘Can’: Reasons, Deliberation, Trying, and Furniture

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Many philosophers claim that ‘ought’ implies ‘can’. In light of recent empirical evidence, however, some skeptics conclude that philosophers should stop assuming the principle unconditionally. Streumer, however, does not simply assume the principle’s truth; he provides arguments for it. In this article, we argue that his arguments fail to support the claim that ‘ought’ implies ‘can’.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henne, P; Semler, J; Chituc, V; De Brigard, F; Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • March 15, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 139

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1574-9274

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0048-3893

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11406-017-9944-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus