Humeans, anti-Humeans, and motivation

Mind 96 (384):530-533 (1987)
Abstract
In 'The Humean Theory of Motivation' Michael Smith attempts two tasks: he offers an account of the debate about motivation between Humeans and anti-Humeans and he provides arguments that are designed to show that the Humeans win. While the paper is of great virtue in clarifying the debate, I believe that it falls short of both its goals. It does not highlight the really central issue between Humeans and anti-Humeans and it does not provide arguments which would settle that issue in favour of the Humean side.
Keywords Humean theory  Humeanism  Michael Smith
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Mark van Roojen (2002). Humean and Anti-Humean Internalism About Moral Judgements. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (1):26-49.
R. B. K. Howe (1994). A Social-Cognitive Theory of Desire. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 24 (1):1–23.
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