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Being realistic about reasons, T.M. Scanlon

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Being realistic about reasons
Title
Being realistic about reasons
Statement of responsibility
T.M. Scanlon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
T. M. Scanlon offers a qualified defense of normative cognitivism<U+0127> �the view that there are irreducibly normative truths about reasons for action. He responds to three familiar objections: that such truths would have troubling metaphysical implications; that we would have no way of knowing what they are; and that the role of reasons in motivating and explaining action could not be explained if accepting a conclusion about reasons for action were a kind of belief. Scanlon answers the first of these objections within a general account of ontological commitment, applying to mathematics as well as normative judgments. He argues that the method of reflective equilibrium, properly understood, provides an adequate account of how we come to know both normative truths and mathematical truths, and that the idea of a rational agent explains the link between an agent's normative beliefs and his or her actions. Whether every statement about reasons for action has a determinate truth value is a question to be answered by an overall account of reasons for action, in normative terms. Since it seems unlikely that there is such an account, the defense of normative cognitivism offered here is qualified: statements about reasons for action can have determinate truth values, but it is not clear that all of them do. Along the way, Scanlon offers an interpretation of the distinction between normative and non-normative claims, a new account of the supervenience of the normative on the non-normative, an interpretation of the idea of the relative strength of reasons, and a defense of the method of reflective equilibrium --
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Scanlon, Thomas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Reason
  • Act (Philosophy)
Label
Being realistic about reasons, T.M. Scanlon
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:386234/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Reasons fundamentalism -- Metaphysical objections -- Motivation and the appeal of expressivism -- Epistemology and determinateness --Reasons and their strength
Control code
FIEb17524994
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 132 pages
Isbn
9780199678488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862091562
Label
Being realistic about reasons, T.M. Scanlon
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:386234/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Reasons fundamentalism -- Metaphysical objections -- Motivation and the appeal of expressivism -- Epistemology and determinateness --Reasons and their strength
Control code
FIEb17524994
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 132 pages
Isbn
9780199678488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862091562

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