Philosophical Quarterly 69 (276):598-616 (2019)

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Nicholas Southwood
Australian National University
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It is natural and relatively common to suppose that feasibility is a constraint on what we ought to do all-things-considered but not a constraint on what we ought to do as a matter of justice. I show that the combination of these claims entails an implausible picture of the relation between feasibility and desirability given an attractive understanding of the relation between what we ought to do as a matter of justice and what we ought to do all-things-considered.
Keywords feasibility  ought  normativity  'ought' implies 'can'  justice  ideal and non-ideal theory
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DOI 10.1093/pq/pqz012
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