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Force and possibility: a study in the theory of reasons

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This thesis is a study in the theory of reasons. In the main, it comprises three chapters that investigate a single question from different angles, namely, the question of what it is that makes reasons possible.

In Chapter 1, I propose a theory of what makes reasons possible. The theory progresses by defending a version of the thesis that ought implies can against an argument by John Gardner. What emerges from this defence is a formal model of possibility for facts that qualify as ...

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Faculty of Law, Wadham College, Oxford
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Faculty of Law, Balliol College, Oxford
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Faculty of Law, All Souls College, Oxford
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Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick
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Faculty of Law, Brasenose College, Oxford
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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