Prudential Problems for the Counterfactual Comparative Account of Harm and Benefit

Philosophical Quarterly 74 (2):474-481 (2023)
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In this paper, we put forward two novel arguments against the counterfactual comparative account (CCA) of harm and benefit. In both arguments, the central theme is that CCA conflicts with plausible judgements about benefit and prudence.

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Erik Carlson
Uppsala Universitet
Jens Johansson
Uppsala University
Olle Risberg
Uppsala University

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