Philosophy Compass 14 (9) (2019)

Jen Semler
Cambridge University
Paul Henne
Lake Forest College
While philosophers generally accept some version of the principle ‘ought’ implies ‘can’, recent work in experimental philosophy and cognitive science provides evidence against a presupposition or a conceptual entailment from ‘ought’ to ‘can’. Here, we review some of this evidence, its effect on particular formulations of the principle, and future directions for cognitive scientists and philosophers.
Keywords Ought Implies Can  Ought  Ability  Moral Psychology  Experimental Philosophy
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12619
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