One Ought Too Many


  • We owe this play on Bernard Williams' phrase to Jake Ross; Terence Cuneo has previously used it with a different signification as a section title of his book The Normative Web (Oxford University Press, 2007). For help with the content of the paper we are grateful to Fabrizio Cariani, Matthew Chrisman, Brian Cutter, Shyam Nair, Jake Ross, Mark Schroeder, Robert Shanklin, and audiences at UT Austin, USC, the Conference on Practical Reasoning and Metaethics at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the IVth annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Justin Snedegar's work on this paper was supported by the USC Oakley Fellowship.