The Mixed Account of Luck

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Abstract

A Mixed Account is mixed because it combines the conditions of two main rival accounts of luck: the control condition and the modal condition. In this chapter, the author encourages the reader to explore the discussions with the Mixed Account and rival accounts of luck in mind. It focuses on defending the account and addresses the issue of what the analysandum should be. The chapter focuses on luck as a property of states of affairs. The reason is that this captures all other phenomena of luck. E. J. Coffman has argued that our focus should be on strokes of luck rather than luck as a property of states of affairs (the actualization of some state of affairs being lucky for someone), since the latter can be explained in terms of the former, but not vice versa. There are two main rival accounts to the Mixed Account of luck: Control Accounts and Modal Accounts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck
EditorsIan Church, Robert Hartman
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter13
Pages148-159
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351258760
ISBN (Print)9780815366591, 9780367731663
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Publication statusPublished - 2019

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NameRoutledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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