Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (3):489 – 497 (2009)

Authors
Neil Levy
Oxford University
Abstract
In 'What Luck Is Not', Lackey presents counterexamples to the two most prominent accounts of luck: the absence of control account and the modal account. I offer an account of luck that conjoins absence of control to a modal condition. I then show that Lackey's counterexamples mislocate the luck: the agents in her cases are lucky, but the luck precedes the event upon which Lackey focuses, and that event is itself only fortunate, not lucky. Finally I offer an account of fortune. Fortune is luck-involving, and therefore easily confused with luck, but it is not itself lucky.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00048400802421681
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,185
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Mortal Questions.Thomas Nagel - 1979 - Cambridge University Press.
Epistemic Luck.Duncan Pritchard - 2005 - Oxford University Press UK.
Free Will and Luck.Alfred R. Mele - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
Epistemic Luck.Duncan Pritchard - 2004 - Journal of Philosophical Research 29:191-220.
Epistemic Luck.Duncan Pritchard - 2004 - Journal of Philosophical Research 29:191-220.

View all 12 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Risk.Duncan Pritchard - 2015 - Metaphilosophy 46 (3):436-461.
The Modal Account of Luck.Duncan Pritchard - 2014 - Metaphilosophy 45 (4-5):594-619.
Believing Things Unknown.Aidan McGlynn - 2013 - Noûs 47 (2):385-407.
Luck and Interests.Nathan Ballantyne - 2012 - Synthese 185 (3):319-334.

View all 16 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Knowledge, Luck and Lotteries.Duncan Pritchard - 2008 - In Vincent Hendricks (ed.), New Waves in Epistemology. Palgrave-Macmillan.
What Luck is Not.Jennifer Lackey - 2008 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (2):255 – 267.
Moral and Epistemic Luck.Andrew Latus - 2000 - Journal of Philosophical Research 25:149-172.
Luck and Decision.Will Barrett - 2006 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (1):73–87.
Does Luck Exclude Control?E. J. Coffman - 2009 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (3):499-504.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-05-07

Total views
143 ( #75,535 of 2,454,972 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,233 of 2,454,972 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes