An Account of Luck

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199601387
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729256 | DOI:
An Account of Luck

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This chapter develops an account of luck. It claims that there are two species of luck, which it calls chancy and non-chancy luck. The first kind is the kind that is usually at issue when events are lucky, whereas the second is more familiar in the guise of constitutive luck. They are both recognizably species of the same genus. The account offered is defended against objections.

Keywords: luck; constitutive luck; resultant luck; Duncan Pritchard; Gettier cases; Jennifer Lackey

Chapter.  13611 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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