We also saw--yet again--that the iffiest
element in puppetry is typically its dramaturgy.
By the time she left for HP in July 1999, he concludes, Lucent had a reputation for its willingness to float the biggest loans in the industry, and to float them to some of the iffiest
(1) The account here is meant to improve upon and replace the Transmission Principle in Bedke, "The Iffiest
Oughts." For similar probability-raising accounts, see Kolodny, "Instrumental Reasons"; and Stegenga, "Probabilizing the End." For a very different approach, see Horty, "Reasons as Defaults." For the related issue of what it is to promote the satisfaction of one's desires, see Lin, "Simple Probabilistic Promotion"; Sharadin, "Checking the Neighborhood" and "Problems for Pure Probabilism about Promotion (and a Disjunctive Alternative)"; Coates, "An Actual-Sequence Theory of Promotion"; Schroeder, Slaves of the Passions; and Finlay, Confusion of Tongues.
(24) This paragraph summarizes a worry that anyone ought to have about the plausibility of so-called "third-factor" accounts, of the sort developed on behalf of moral realism by David Enoch (2011) Taking Morality Seriously, Oxford: Oxford University Press; Knut Skarsaune (2010) "Darwin and Moral Realism: Survival of the Iffiest
," Philosophical Studies 152: 229-43; Brosnan (2011: 60-62), and (on a certain interpretation) Wielenberg (2010).