Chapter

Moral Obligation, Prudential Obligation, and Alternative Possibilities

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199899203
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949885 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.003.0003
Moral Obligation, Prudential Obligation, and Alternative Possibilities

Show Summary Details

Preview

The burden of this chapter is to sustain the view that the truth of judgments of both moral and prudential obligation are essentially associated with our having objective reasons. It is concluded that because objective reasons cannot be possessed without our having alternatives, moral and prudential obligation also require that we have alternatives.

Keywords: alternative possibilities; objective reasons; Frankfurt examples; moral obligation; prudential obligation

Chapter.  9002 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.