Utilitas

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McNaughton and Rawling on the Agent-relative/Agent-neutral Distinction

Douglas W Portmorea1

a1 California State University, Northridge, douglas.portmore@csun.edu

Abstract

In this paper, I criticize David McNaughton and Piers Rawling's formalization of the agent-relative/agent-neutral distinction. I argue that their formalization is unable to accommodate an important ethical distinction between two types of conditional obligations. I then suggest a way of revising their formalization so as to fix the problem.