You Oughta Know: A Defence of Obligations to Learn

Teresa Bruno-Niño, Preston J. Werner

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Most of us spend a significant portion of our lives learning, practising, and performing a wide range of skills. Many of us also have a great amount of control over which skills we learn and develop. From choices as significant as career pursuits to those as minor as how we spend our weeknight leisure time, we exercise a great amount of agency over what we know and what we can do. In this paper we argue, using a framework first developed by Carbonell [2013], that in many real-world circumstances we have moral obligations to develop some skills rather than others.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)690-700
Number of pages11
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2019

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  • expertise
  • knowledge
  • learning
  • obligation
  • scope of morality


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