Maximalism versus Omnism about Permissibility

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Abstract

Roughly speaking, maximalism is the view that only certain options are to be assessed in terms of whether they have some right-making property (such as that of producing optimal consequences), whereas omnism is the view that all options are to be assessed in terms of whether they have this property. I argue that maximalism is preferable to omnism because it provides a more plausible solution to what's known as the problem of act versions and is not subject to any significant problems of its own. If I'm right, then most moral theories, which are versions of omnism, need revision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPacific Philosophical Quarterly
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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