Frankfurt-Counterexamples and the w-Defense

"A criticism of Frankfurt-counterexamples presented by David Widerker and known as the W-defense has been resilient for years and has been considered one of the strongest challenges these counterexamples have to face. In this paper I offer a defense of Frankfurt counterexamples from Widerker�...

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Autor Principal: Patarroyo G, Carlos G
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: 2013
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23909
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Sumario:"A criticism of Frankfurt-counterexamples presented by David Widerker and known as the W-defense has been resilient for years and has been considered one of the strongest challenges these counterexamples have to face. In this paper I offer a defense of Frankfurt counterexamples from Widerker's attack by presenting a dilemma for the Principle of Alternative Expectations, it's main premise: either on the one hand, this principle rests on the Kantian maxim ought implies can, which makes the principle, and Widerker's whole argument, redundant and unnecessary; or the principle does not rest on such maxim, but then there is no good reason to accept it as valid."