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Probabilistic promotion and ability

Elson, L. (2019) Probabilistic promotion and ability. Ergo, 6 (34). 20200313. ISSN 2330-4014

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To link to this item DOI: 10.3998/ergo.12405314.0006.034

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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

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