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Reasons

Roger Crisp

in Reasons and the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the notion of a reason for action. It begins by distinguishing epistemic from practical reasons, and suggests that all practical reasons must be grounded in well-being. It ... More


Contextuality in Practical Reason

A. W. Price

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534791
eISBN:
9780191715877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534791.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores the varying ways in which context is relevant to our interpretation and assessment of practical inferences (especially from one intention to another), practical judgements ... More


Motivating Reasons for Action

Raimo Tuomela

in Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311952
eISBN:
9780199871070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311952.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents an account of motivational reasons that agents have for acting. This account covers not only the case of single‐agent action and reasons for them, but also the case of social ... More


Reasons and the Good

Roger Crisp

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book answers some of the oldest questions in moral philosophy. Claiming that a fundamental issue in normative ethics is what ultimate reasons for action we might have, it argues that the best ... More


Joint Commitment and Obligation

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Joint commitments are compared and contrasted with personal decisions and intentions: all are in some sense commitments of the will. They provide one with sufficient reason for action, independently ... More


Morality

Roger Crisp

in Reasons and the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book opens with the suggestion that a fundamental question in philosophical normative ethics concerns what each of us has reason to do. That leads one immediately into the issue of whether we ... More


Knowledge

Roger Crisp

in Reasons and the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Anyone who claims that there is some ultimate reason for action is likely to be asked two questions. First, how do you know? That is, what capacity gives you this special insight? And, second, what ... More


Poverty and Human Development

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. The issue ... More


Belief, Intention, and Reasons for Action

Robert Audi

in Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311952
eISBN:
9780199871070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311952.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Audi addresses challenges to his views about intention, moral psychology, and reasons for action that are raised by Fred Adams (Chapter 12), Alfred R. Mele (Chapter 13), and Raimo Tuomela (Chapter ... More


Rational Selves and Freedom of Action

E. J. Lowe

in Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217144
eISBN:
9780191712418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217144.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops an externalist account of reasons for action in more detail against familiar objections raised against such accounts by internalists and advocates of event-causal theories of ... More


Needs, Facts, Goodness, and Truth

E. J. Lowe

in Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217144
eISBN:
9780191712418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217144.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the important distinction between practical and theoretical reason and rationality. As a consequence, a modification is made to the version of externalism regarding reasons for ... More


Relationships and Responsibilities *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In opposition to the voluntarist view that special responsibilities must be based on consent or some other voluntary act, this essay sketches a non‐reductionist account of such responsibilities. The ... More


Are Reasons for Action Beliefs?

BRUNO CELANO

in Rights, Culture and the Law: Themes from the Legal and Political Philosophy of Joseph Raz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248254
eISBN:
9780191714849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248254.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Suppose John takes his umbrella because he (rightly, as it turns out) believes that it will rain. Is the reason for him to take his umbrella his belief that it will rain, or is it the fact that it ... More


Doing Things for Reasons

Rüdiger Bittner

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143645
eISBN:
9780199833085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What are the reasons for which people do things? A common answer is “the pairing of a desire and a belief within the agent”. Arguing that the desire‐belief‐theory is supported only by an old ... More


Practical Reality

Jonathan Dancy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253050
eISBN:
9780191597282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253056.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Practical Reality is about the relation between the reasons why we do things and the reasons why we should. It claims that, in order to understand this relation, we have to abandon ... More


On reasons for action

Joseph Raz

in Practical Reason and Norms

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268345
eISBN:
9780191683503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268345.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

As well as reasons for actions, there are reasons for beliefs, for desires and emotions, for attitudes, for norms and institutions, and many others. Of these, reasons for action and for belief are ... More


Moral Rationalism

Russ Shafer-Landau

in Moral Realism: A Defence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259755
eISBN:
9780191601835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259755.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Defends the idea that moral facts constitute excellent reasons for action, regardless of one's antecedent commitments. Provides some presumptive support for this claim, and then proceeds to criticize ... More


Personal Agency

E. J. Lowe

in Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217144
eISBN:
9780191712418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217144.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter builds upon the account of agent causation developed in the preceding chapter in order to draw an initial sketch of the view of rational human action favoured in the book — a view which ... More


On the Moral Status of the Rule of Law

Matthew H. Kramer

in Where Law and Morality Meet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546138
eISBN:
9780191705434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546138.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the distinction between reasons-for-action and actual motivations, and it then moves on to engage with two prominent critics of legal positivism: Nigel ... More


Desire and Belief

Rüdiger Bittner

in Doing Things for Reasons

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143645
eISBN:
9780199833085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143647.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Examines the desire‐belief‐theory, as presented, for example, in the work of Donald Davidson, which holds that a reason for which somebody does something is a combination of a desire and a belief of ... More


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