Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)

Jack Spencer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This paper develops a form of moral actualism that can explain the procreative asymmetry. Along the way, it defends and explains the attractive asymmetry: the claim that although an impermissible option can be self-conditionally permissible, a permissible option cannot be self-conditionally impermissible.
Keywords procreative asymmetry  actualism  normative variance
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-021-01627-y
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