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Subsidiary Obligation

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Zimmerman, Professor and Philosophy Pre-Law Concentration Advisor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: What is conditional obligation and under what circumstances may an absolute obligation be detached from a conditional obligation? These questions have recently been much discussed. I think that a very plausible answer has been given to the first question but that the second question has not yet received a satisfactory answer. In this paper I shall attempt to remedy this deficiency, at least to some extent, by noting the intimate relation between conditional obligation and what I shall call subsidiary absolute obligation.

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Publication
Philosophical Studies, 50 (1986): 65-75
Language: English
Date: 1986
Keywords
conditional obligation, absolute obligation, subsidiary absolute obligation