Akrasia and the Problem of the Unity of Reason

Ratio 28 (1):65-80 (2015)
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Derek Baker
Lingnan University
Abstract
Joseph Raz and Sergio Tenenbaum argue that the Guise of the Good thesis explains both the possibility of practical reason and its unity with theoretical reason, something Humean psychological theories may be unable to do. This paper will argue, however, that Raz and Tenenbaum face a dilemma: either the version of the Guise of the Good they offer is too strong to allow for weakness of will, or it will lose its theoretical advantage in preserving the unity of reason
Keywords Akrasia  Weakness of Will  Practical Reason  Humean Theory of Motivation  Guise of the Good  Desires  Motivation  Practical Judgment  Practical Rationality
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DOI 10.1111/rati.12066
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