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Actualism and Possibilism in Ethics

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[New Entry by Travis Timmerman and Yishai Cohen on May 20, 2019.] Suppose that you have been invited to attend an ex-partner's wedding and that the best thing you can do is accept the invitation and be pleasant at the wedding. But, suppose furthermore that if you do accept the invitation, you'll freely decide to get inebriated at the wedding and ruin it for everyone, which would be the worst outcome. The second best thing to do would be to simply decline the invitation. In light of these facts, should you accept or decline the invitation? (Zimmerman 2006: 153). The answer to this question hinges...

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