The Paradox of Duties to Oneself

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Philosophers have long argued that duties to oneself are paradoxical, as they seem to entail an incoherent power to release oneself from obligations. I argue that self-release is possible, both as a matter of deontic logic and of metaethics.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


  • duties to oneself
  • moral obligation
  • promises to oneself
  • reasons
  • rights
  • self-obligation

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