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Jack Spencer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daniel Muñoz
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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In the classic Miners case, an agent subjectively ought to do what they know is objectively wrong. This case shows that the subjective and objective ‘oughts’ are somewhat independent. But there remains a powerful intuition that the guidance of objective ‘oughts’ is more authoritative—so long as we know what they tell us. We argue that this intuition must be given up in light of a monotonicity principle, which undercuts the rationale for saying that objective ‘oughts’ are an authoritative guide for agents and advisors.
Keywords ought  subjective ought  objective ought  rationality  miners  objective reasons  subjective reasons  advice  normativity  risk
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12702
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