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Deontologism

Michael Bergmann

in Justification without Awareness

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780199275748
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603907 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199275742.003.0004
 Deontologism

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This chapter focuses on whether deontologism — the view that justification is to be understood in terms of concepts such as duty, obligation, and blame — entails internalism. If it does, then internalists could still avail themselves of this deontological motivation for internalism despite the argument made in Chapter 1, that internalists endorsing the weak awareness requirement lose the main motivation for their view. It is argued that deontologism does not entail internalism. An explanation is offered for why philosophers are misled into thinking it does.

Keywords: blame; deontology; duty; Ginet; internalism; Steup

Chapter.  14256 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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