The Paradox of Duties to Oneself

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 98 (4):691-702 (2020)
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Abstract

Philosophers have long argued that duties to oneself are paradoxical, as they seem to entail an incoherent power to release oneself from obligations. I argue that self-release is possible, both as a matter of deontic logic and of metaethics.

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Daniel Muñoz
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