Defusing the Miners Paradox

Filosofiska Notiser 5:57-67 (2018)
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Abstract

This paper presents a case for the claim that the infamous miners paradox is not a paradox. This contention is based on some important observations about the nature of ignorance with respect to both disjunctions and conditional obligations and their modal features. The gist of the argument is that given the uncertainty about the location of the miners in the story and the nature of obligations, the apparent obligation to block either mine shaft is cancelled.

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Michael Shaffer
Gustavus Adolphus College

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