Summary of 'Reasons without Rationalism' [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Analysis 69 (3):509-510 (2009)
Reasons without Rationalism has two related parts, devoted to action theory and ethics, respectively. In the second part, I argue for a close connection between reasons for action and virtues of character. This connection is mediated by the idea of good practical thought and the disposition to engage in it. The argument relies on the following principle, which is intended as common ground: " Reasons: The fact that p is a reason for A to ϕ just in case A has a collection of psychological states, C, such that the disposition to be moved to ϕ by C-and-the-belief-that- p is a good disposition of practical thought, and C contains no false beliefs."In effect, reasons are premises for episodes of sound practical thinking whose other conditions already ….
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Alan Nelson (ed.) (2005). A Companion to Rationalism. Blackwell Pub..
John J. Tilley (2012). Exciting Reasons and Moral Rationalism in Hutcheson's Illustrations Upon the Moral Sense. Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (1):53-83.
Kieran Setiya (2014). Intention, Plans, and Ethical Rationalism. In Manuel Vargas & Gideon Yaffe (eds.), Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman. Oxford University Press 56-82.
Kieran Setiya (2003). Explaining Action. Philosophical Review 112 (3):339-393.
Douglas W. Portmore (2011). Consequentialism and Moral Rationalism. In Mark Timmons (ed.), Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics. Oxford Univ Pr
Iskra Fileva (2009). Kieran Setiya, Reasons Without Rationalism. Journal of Value Inquiry 43 (4):521-530.
Kieran Setiya (2007). Reasons Without Rationalism. Princeton University Press.
Kieran Setiya (2012). Internal Reasons. In Kieran Setiya & Hille Paakkunainen (eds.), Internal Reasons: Contemporary Readings. MIT Press
Ralph Wedgwood (2008). Review: Kieran Setiya: Reasons Without Rationalism. [REVIEW] Mind 117 (468):1130-1135.
Added to index2009-07-01
Total downloads94 ( #36,733 of 1,777,936 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #205,717 of 1,777,936 )
How can I increase my downloads?