Towards a Hybrid Account of Luck

Job de Grefte*

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    Abstract

    The concept of luck is important in various areas of philosophy. In this paper, I argue that two prominent accounts of luck, the modal and the probabilistic account of luck, need to be combined to accommodate the various ways in which luck comes in degrees. I briefly sketch such a hybrid account of luck, distinguish it from two similar accounts recently proposed, and consider some objections.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)240-255
    Number of pages16
    JournalPacific Philosophical Quarterly
    Volume101
    Issue number2
    Early online date10-Mar-2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun-2020

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