Motivation

Theoria 75 (2):79-99 (2009)
Abstract
I develop a scheme for the explanation of rational action. I start from a scheme that may be attributed to Thomas Nagel in The Possibility of Altruism , and develop it step by step to arrive at a sharper and more accurate scheme. The development includes a progressive refinement of the notion of motivation. I end by explaining the role of reasoning within the scheme.
Keywords Nagel  reasons  acting for reasons  practical reasoning  ought  rational action  motivation
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DOI 10.1111/j.1755-2567.2009.01034.x
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