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59 Analysis 218 (1999)

Abstract

In his paper 'What we are morally responsible for', Harry Frankfurt claims, in passing, that while the 'Frankfurt Counterexamples' are counterexamples to the Principle of Alternate Possibilities, they are not counterexamples to th famous Kantian maxim that 'Ought' implies 'Can'. In an Analysis Paper of a few years ago, David Widerker objected to Frankfurt's claim by arguing that the 'Ought' implies 'Can' maxim entails PAP; hence, counterexamples to PAP are counterexamples to the maxim as well.

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1999

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