Accessibility navigation


Probabilistic promotion and ability

Elson, L. (2019) Probabilistic promotion and ability. Ergo. ISSN 2330-4014 (In Press)

[img] Text - Accepted Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only
· The Copyright of this document has not been checked yet. This may affect its availability.

129kB
[img] Text - Updated Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only
· The Copyright of this document has not been checked yet. This may affect its availability.

259kB

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

Abstract/Summary

We often have some reason to do actions insofar as they promote outcomes or states of affairs, such as the satisfaction of a desire. But what is it to promote an outcome? I defend a new version of 'probabilism about promotion'. According to Minimal Probabilistic Promotion, we promote some outcome when we make that outcome more likely than it would have been if we had done something (anything) else. This makes promotion easy and reasons cheap.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Philosophy
ID Code:75807
Publisher:Michigan Publishing

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation