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    Actions That We Ought, But Can't.Alex King - 2014 - Ratio 27 (3):316-327.
    It is commonly assumed that ‘ought’ implies ‘can’, that is, that if we ought to do something, then it must be the case that we can do it. It is a frequent quip about this thesis that any account must specify three things: what is meant by the ‘ought’, what is meant by the ‘implies’, and what is meant by the ‘can’. Something is missed, though, when we state the thesis in its shortened, three-word form. We overlook what it means (...)
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    Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value. [REVIEW]Alex King - forthcoming - British Journal of Aesthetics:ayz014.
    Book Review of Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value, by Dominic McIver Lopes. This review summarizes the book's main thread of argument and Lopes' positive view, which he dubs the "network theory". It ends by reflecting on whether Lopes' account of aesthetic normativity is ultimately satisfactory.
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  3. ‘Ought Implies Can’: Not So Pragmatic After All.Alex King - 2017 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 95 (3):637-661.
    Those who want to deny the ‘ought implies can’ principle often turn to weakened views to explain ‘ought implies can’ phenomena. The two most common versions of such views are that ‘ought’ presupposes ‘can’, and that ‘ought’ conversationally implicates ‘can’. This paper will reject both views, and in doing so, present a case against any pragmatic view of ‘ought implies can’. Unlike much of the literature, I won't rely on counterexamples, but instead will argue that each of these views fails (...)
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    The Mechanics and Psychology of Practical Reasoning.Alex King - 2018 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 9 (1):81-88.
    : In this commentary on Sinhababu’s Humean Nature I will explore three lines of inquiry. The first asks about the explanatory power of the Desire-Belief Theory of Reasoning, by way of wondering about how desires and beliefs combine with one another. The second question continues along these lines, asking about the further conditions Sinhababu places on reasoning and whether a theory of reasoning can be normatively neutral. The third points out the need for more clarity in his account of intention (...)
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    The Culpable Inability Problem for Synchronic and Diachronic ‘Ought Implies Can’.Alex King - 2019 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 16 (1):50-62.
    My paper has two aims: to underscore the importance of differently time-indexed ‘ought implies can’ principles; and to apply this to the culpable inability problem. Sometimes we make ourselves unable to do what we ought, but in those cases, we may still fail to do what we ought. This is taken to be a serious problem for synchronic ‘ought implies can’ principles, with a simultaneous ‘ought’ and ‘can’. Some take it to support diachronic ‘ought implies can’, with a potentially temporally (...)
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    The Amoralist and the Anaesthetic.Alex King - 2018 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (4):632-663.
    This article puts pressure on moral motivational internalism and rejects normative motivational internalism by arguing that we should be aesthetic motivational externalists. Parallels between aesthetic and moral normativity give us new reason to doubt moral internalism. I address possible disanalogies, arguing that either they fail, or they succeed, but aren’t strong enough to underwrite a motivational difference between the domains. Furthermore, aesthetic externalism entails normative externalism, providing further presumptive evidence against moral internalism. I also make the case that, regardless of (...)
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    Effects of Solutes on the Thermal Stability of Nanotwinned Materials.Valery Borovikov, Mikhail I. Mendelev & Alexander H. King - 2014 - Philosophical Magazine 94 (25):2875-2885.
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    The Aesthetic Attitude.Alexandra King - 2012 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Aesthetics is the subject matter concerning, as a paradigm, fine art, but also the special, art-like status sometimes given to applied arts like architecture or industrial design or to objects in nature. It is hard to say precisely what is shared among this motley crew of objects (often referred to as aesthetic objects), but the aesthetic attitude is supposed to go some way toward solving this problem. It is, at the very least, the special point of view we take toward (...)
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    The Virtue of Subtlety and the Vice of a Heavy Hand.Alex King - 2017 - British Journal of Aesthetics 57 (2):119-137.
    Subtlety is a concept as deeply intertwined with aesthetic judgements as virtually any other. But it is not clear what makes subtlety a good property of an artwork, or indeed if it is one. In this paper, I explore this under-discussed issue. First, I spend some time setting out hallmarks of subtlety and discussing different ways in which subtlety might be valuable. I then go on to defend a particular view about why subtlety is aesthetically valuable, by thinking through why (...)
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    The Great Transition.Alexander King - 1989 - World Futures 27 (2):177-184.
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  11. The State of the Planet: A Report.Alexander King (ed.) - 1980 - Pergamon Press.
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    Higher Education, Professional Manpower and the State: Reflections on Education and Professional Employment in the U.S.S.R. [REVIEW]Alexander King - 1963 - Minerva 1 (2):182-190.
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    Soul Suckers: Vampiric Shamans in Northern Kamchatka, Russia.Alexander D. King - 1999 - Anthropology of Consciousness 10 (4):57-68.
  14. Issues of Development: Towards a New Role for Science and Technology: [Proceedings of an International Symposium on Science and Technology for Development, Held in Singapore in January 1979].Maurice Goldsmith & Alexander King (eds.) - 1979 - Pergamon Press.
  15. Economy, Energy, Environment: The Need for a Transdisciplinary Approach.Alexander King - 1979 - In Vittorio Mathieu & Paolo Rossi (eds.), Scientia. Scientia Verlag. pp. 365.
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    What We Ought and What We Can.Alex King - 2019 - New York, NY, USA: Routledge.
    Are we able to do everything we ought to do? According to the important but controversial Ought Implies Can principle, the answer is yes. -/- In this book Alex King sheds some much-needed light on this principle. She argues that it is flawed because we are obligated to perform some actions that we cannot perform, and goes on to present a suggested theory for anyone who would deny the principle. She examines the traditional motivations for Ought Implies Can, and finds (...)
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