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Weighing and ReasoningThemes from the Philosophy of John Broome$
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Iwao Hirose and Andrew Reisner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199684908

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684908.001.0001

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Keeping Things Simple

Keeping Things Simple

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(p.139) (p.140) 10 Keeping Things Simple
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Weighing and Reasoning
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Roger Crisp

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684908.003.0011

This chapter defends the view that the most important normative notion is that of a reason, against John Broome’s claim that ought plays this role. The weight Broome places on the idea of explanation is criticized, as are his views on goodness and his interpretation of Sidgwick on the distinction between objective and subjective oughts.

Keywords:   John Broome, reasons, ought, normative explanation, goodness, Henry Sidgwick

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