Ethics 127 (1):147-178 (2016)

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Samuel Asarnow
Macalester College
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I describe and motivate Rational Internalism, a principle concerning the relationship between motivating reasons (which explain actions) and normative reasons (which justify actions). I use this principle to construct a novel argument against Objectivist theories of normative reasons, which hold that facts about normative reasons can be analyzed in terms of an independently specified class of normative or evaluative facts. I then argue for an alternative theory of normative reasons, the Reasoning View, which is consistent with both Rational Internalism and one standard motivation for Objectivism.
Keywords normative reasons  reasons internalism  existence internalism  motivating reasons  the reasoning view  practical reasoning
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