Acta Analytica

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 457–468

The Problem of Massive Deception for Justification Norms of Action


DOI: 10.1007/s12136-014-0220-1

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Logins, A. Acta Anal (2014) 29: 457. doi:10.1007/s12136-014-0220-1


In this paper, I argue against recent versions of justification norms of action and practical deliberation (Neta, Noûs 43:684–699, 2009; Gerken, Synthese 178:529–547, 2011, Synthese 189:373–394, 2012; Smithies, Noûs 46:265–288, 2012). I demonstrate that these norms yield unacceptable results in deception cases. However, a further modification of justification norms in the light of these results appears to be ad hoc. Hence, I claim, we should reject justification norms of action and practical deliberation.


Knowledge Justification Action Practical deliberation Norms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département de philosophieUniversité de GenèveGenèveSwitzerland

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