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Smokers, Psychos, and Decision-Theoretic Uncertainty

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In this article I propose a new way of making rational sense of our seemingly divergent intuitions across cases. The key is the idea, briefly suggested by Robert Nozick,4 that there is an important sense of ‘ought’ (though not the only sense of ‘ought’) according which a decision-maker ought to take their decision-theoretic uncertainty into account when making decisions. I call the general idea that there are norms that take into account normative uncertainty metanormativism, and any decision...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Journal of Philosophy
Journal:
Journal of Philosophy Journal website
EISSN:
1939-8549
ISSN:
0022-362X
URN:
uuid:bc27a8ff-66aa-4958-b3fe-bed1402f0eaa
Source identifiers:
580109
Local pid:
pubs:580109

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