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What we together ought to do

Dietz, Alexander 2016. What we together ought to do. Ethics 126 (4) , pp. 955-982. 10.1086/686002

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I argue that we have not only individual reasons for action but also collective reasons for action: reasons which apply to us as a group. I next argue that if we together have a reason to act, then I may have a reason to do my part, but only when others will do theirs. Finally, I argue that collective reasons to do good can never make a difference to what individuals ought to do, but that other kinds of reasons can.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISSN: 0014-1704
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 September 2018
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 17:00

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