Acting for a Reason

The use of the English word “reason” in all of these contexts, and the way we translate equivalent terms from other languages, suggests a connection, but what exactly is it? Aristotle and Kant’s conception of what practical reasons are, I believe, can help us to answer this question, by bringing out what is distinctive, and distinctively active, about acting for a reason. That, at least, is what I am going to argue.
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Klas Roth (2011). Principles of the Unification of Our Agency. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (3):283-297.

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