On Contextual Alternatives

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Abstract

One of the main challenges faced by Frankfurt-style Cases has been elaborated by Carlos Moya. According to this argument, seemingly insignificant alternatives can become significant and exempting due to the context in which agents find themselves. Given that Frankfurt-style Cases involve extreme situations, seemingly insignificant alternatives become robust, rendering Frankfurt Cases ineffective against the Principle of Alternative Possibilities. This paper provides an overview of the contextual alternatives and Frankfurt Cases debate, presents Moya's strategy, and ultimately advances an argument to cast doubt on the effectiveness of Moya's attack on Frankfurt Cases.
Translated title of the contributionSobre las alternativas contextuales
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-86
Number of pages18
JournalTeorema
VolumeXLII
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 22 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy

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