David Copp

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I defend the following version of the ought-implies-can principle: (OIC) by virtue of conceptual necessity, an agent at a given time has an (objective, pro tanto) obligation to do only what the agent at that time has the ability and opportunity to do. In short, obligations correspond to ability plus opportunity. My argument has three premises: (1)(More)
The mutual dependence of men is so great in all societies that scarce any human action is entirely complete in itself, or is performed without some reference to the actions of others, which are requisite to make it answer fully the intention of the agent. I Some things we do by ourselves. I typically shave and brush my teeth without any contribution from(More)
This paper gives an account of proxy agency in the context of collective action. It takes the case of a group announcing something by way of a spokesperson as an illustration. In proxy agency, it seems that one person or subgroup's doing something counts as or constitutes or is recognized as (tantamount to) another person or group's doing something. Proxy(More)
I strive to develop my students into lifelong learners who use rigorous and objective means to expand their awareness, increase their knowledge, and develop their skills. They will be capable of independently managing their own learning, both as individuals and in teams. Through reflection they will develop insight and deep understanding about the systems(More)
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