Reasons for Action: Agent-Neutral vs. Agent-Relative

[Revised entry by Michael Ridge on July 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The agent-relative/agent-neutral distinction is widely and rightly regarded as a philosophically important
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[Revised entry by Michael Ridge on July 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The agent-relative/agent-neutral distinction is widely and rightly regarded as a philosophically important one. Unfortunately, the distinction is often drawn in different and mutually incompatible ways. The agent-relative/agent-neutral distinction has historically been drawn three main ways: the 'principle-based distinction', the 'reason-statement-based distinction' and the 'perspective-based distinction'. Each of these approaches has its own distinctive...

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