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    'Ought Implies Can' and the Possibility of Group Obligations
    British Undergraduate Philosophy Review 1 (1): 40-49. 2020.
    Positing group level obligations has come under attack from concerns relating to agency as a necessary requirement for obligation bearing. Roughly stated, the worry is that since only agents can have moral obligations, and groups are not agents, groups cannot have moral obligations. The intuition behind this constraint is itself based on the ability requirement of 'ought implies can': in order for a group to have an obligation it must have the ability to perform an action, but only agents can ha…Read more