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Parentheticalism and Normative Reasons

Tim Henning

in From a Rational Point of View: How We Represent Subjective Perspectives in Practical Discourse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198797036
eISBN:
9780191860850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797036.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Parentheticalism is put to use as an explanation of the (otherwise puzzling) ubiquity of sentences involving “believe” and “want” in normative reasons specifications. It is shown that ... More


Parentheticalism and Action Explanation

Tim Henning

in From a Rational Point of View: How We Represent Subjective Perspectives in Practical Discourse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198797036
eISBN:
9780191860850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797036.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of action explanation. Against so-called psychologist accounts, it is argued that the reasons cited as explanantia are usually not mental states but worldly states ... More


The Explanatory Problem for Cognitivism about Practical Reason

Errol Lord

in Normativity: Epistemic and Practical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198758709
eISBN:
9780191818622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758709.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Cognitivists about practical reason hold that we can explain why certain wide-scope requirements of practical rationality are true by appealing to certain epistemic requirements. Extant discussions ... More


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