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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 TT09

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 TT09
Start Date 11th May 2009 4:30pm
End Date 11th May 2009 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours

Andrew Reisner (McGill), 'Abandoning the Buck Passing Analysis of Final Value' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage


In the decade since the buck passing analysis of good (BPA) was (re)introduced by T.M. Scanlon in his book, What We Owe to Each Other, there has been a great deal of optimism about the view. This optimism is not well founded, and so I shall argue that it is time to abandon the BPA. My suggestion is not that the BPA cannot be made to work for one narrow technical reason or another. Rather, I shall argue that the is unable to deliver on its supposed advantages and that in the end it lacks plausibility as an analysis of final value.

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