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 Reasons and Apriority

Wolfgang Spohn

in The Laws of Belief: Ranking Theory and Its Philosophical Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199697502
eISBN:
9780191739323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697502.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Conditional ranks also allow explicating a subjective notion of (deductive or non-deductive) reason, i.e., positive relevance, which is at the base of all current notions of (theoretical) reasons. ... More


The Argument from Love and Justice

Paul Weithman

in Why Political Liberalism?: On John Rawls's Political Turn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393033
eISBN:
9780199894901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Rawls's congruence arguments attempt to show that in the well-ordered society, the reasons citizens have for maintaining a sense of justice are decisive. This chapter develops an interpretation of ... More


The Distinction between Justifying and Requiring: Nothing to Fear

Joshua Gert

in Weighing Reasons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199315192
eISBN:
9780190245580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315192.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter collects a number of arguments for a robust distinction between the justifying weight and requiring weight of a given normative practical reason. It then presents a new form of argument ... More


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