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Title: The No-Best Action Counter-Examples to McMahan's Asymmetries
Author(s): LUCK, Morgan
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 23 Issue: 4 Date: 2016
The purpose of this article is to introduce counter-examples both to McMahan’s Asymmetry (1981), and to his proposed solution to the Asymmetry, the Weak Asymmetry (2009). These counter-examples involve cases in which there is no-best action for an agent to perform, because of the availability of an infinite number of increasingly better actions. Consequently, one might employ these counter-examples to argue against the Asymmetry from the possibility of such cases, or against the possibility of such cases from the Asymmetry.