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In this old video I set out that intrinsic moral duties are incoherent. That is to say oughts are dependent on conditional statements. If I want my car to run well, then I ought to change the oil. But is that universally the case?

Without succeeding in satisfying the conditional statement, an ought is devoid of any real sense of duty. One is left with an empty why question.



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Jonathan MS Pearce

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...