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    Companions in guilt: entailment, analogy, and absorbtion

    Lillehammer, Hallvard (2019) Companions in guilt: entailment, analogy, and absorbtion. In: Cowie, C. and Rowland, R. (eds.) Companions in Guilt. Arguments in Metaethics. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138318335. (In Press)

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    In this paper, I do three things. First, I say what I mean by a ‘companions in guilt’ argument in meta-ethics. Second, I distinguish between two kinds of argument within this family, which I call ‘arguments by entailment’ and ‘arguments by analogy’. Third, I explore the prospects for companions in guilt arguments by analogy. During the course of this discussion, I identify a distinctive variety of argument, which I call ‘arguments by absorption’. I argue that this variety of argument (at least in the version considered here) inherits some of the weaknesses of standard arguments by analogy and entailment without obviously adding to their strength.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Hallvard Lillehammer
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 18:51
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:43


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