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Brendan de Kenessey
University Of Toronto
  1. The Relation between Moral Reasons and Moral Requirement.Brendan de Kenessey - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-22.
    What is the relation between moral reasons and moral requirement? Specifically: what relation does an action have to bear to one’s moral reasons in order to count as morally required? This paper defends the following answer to this question: an action is morally required just in case the moral reasons in favor of that action are enough on their own to outweigh all of the reasons, moral and nonmoral, to perform any alternative. I argue that this decisive moral reason view (...)
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    Promises, Offers, Requests, Agreements.Brendan de Kenessey - 2022 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 9.
    If I promise to pick you up at the airport, I thereby become obligated to do so. But this is not the only way I could undertake this obligation. If I offer to pick you up, and you accept my offer, I become obligated to pick you up in much the same way. I would also undertake similar obligations if you asked me to pick you up and I accepted your request, or if we made an agreement that I will (...)
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  3. Joint Practical Deliberation.Brendan de Kenessey - 2017 - Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Joint practical deliberation is the activity of deciding together what to do. In this dissertation, I argue that several speech acts that we can use to alter our moral obligations – promises, offers, requests, demands, commands, and agreements – are moves within joint practical deliberation. -/- The dissertation begins by investigating joint practical deliberation. The resulting account implies that joint deliberation is more flexible than we usually recognize, in two ways. First, we can make joint decisions not only about what (...)
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    Review of Anthony Simon Laden, Reasoning: A Social Picture. [REVIEW]Brendan de Kenessey - 2016 - Philosophical Review 125 (3):435-439.
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    Review of Hanno Sauer, Moral Thinking, Fast and Slow. [REVIEW]Brendan de Kenessey - 2019 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2019.
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