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Objective Consequentialism and the Plurality of Chances

Wroński, Leszek (2020) Objective Consequentialism and the Plurality of Chances. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I claim that Objective Consequentialism (OC) faces a problem stemming from the existence in some situations of a plurality of chances relevant to the outcomes of an agent’s acts. I suggest that this phenomenon bears structural resemblance to the well-known Reference Class problem. I outline a few ways in which one could attempt to deal with the issue, suggesting that it is the higher-level chance that should be employed by OC.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Wroński, Leszekelwro1@gmail.com0000-0002-7152-4544
Additional Information: Accepted for publication in Synthese. This is the final pre-production preprint.
Keywords: objective consequentialism, reference class problem, chance, probability
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Leszek Wronski
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 03:34
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2020 03:34
Item ID: 18037
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02851-5
Subjects: General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18037

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