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Actual and Counterfactual Attitudes: Reply to Brueckner and Fischer
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Ethics and Social Philosophy.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Ethics, ISSN 1382-4554, E-ISSN 1572-8609, Vol. 18, 11-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In a recent article, I criticized Anthony L. Brueckner and John Martin Fischer’s influential argument—appealing to the rationality of our asymmetric attitudes towards past and future pleasures—against the Lucretian claim that death and prenatal non-existence are relevantly similar. Brueckner and Fischer have replied, however, that my critique involves an unjustified shift in temporal perspectives. In this paper, I respond to this charge and also argue that even if it were correct, it would fail to defend Brueckner and Fischer’s proposal against my critique.

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2014. Vol. 18, 11-18 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212795DOI: 10.1007/s10892-013-9156-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212795DiVA: diva2:679259
Available from: 2013-12-14 Created: 2013-12-14 Last updated: 2016-07-19Bibliographically approved

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