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The normativity of obligations: trust, blame, and interpersonal agency

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This dissertation defends Deontic Pragmatism -- the view that the normativity of obligations is grounded in reasons to engage in interpersonal agency. I defend an account of obligations as correctness standards grounded in specific kinds of reasons. On this view, all obligations are directed from one person to another because these reasons are facts about a specific bipolar relation between people. To be a moral person is, in part, to comply with one's obligations for such reasons, by cari...

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University of Oxford

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DPhil
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University of Oxford
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