Noûs 50 (3):490-508 (2016)

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Steven Hales
Bloomsburg University
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There are three theories of luck in the literature, each of which tends to appeal to philosophers pursuing different concerns. These are the probability, modal, and control views. I will argue that all three theories are irreparably defective; not only are there counterexamples to each of the three theories of luck, but there are three previously undiscussed classes of counterexamples against them. These are the problems of lucky necessities, skillful luck, and diachronic luck. I conclude that a serious reevaluation of the role of luck in philosophy is called for.
Keywords luck  moral luck  epistemic luck
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DOI 10.1111/nous.12076
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