Authors
Kyla Ebels-Duggan
Northwestern University
Abstract
We often come to value someone or something through experience of that person or thing. You may thereby come to embrace a value that you did not grasp prior to the experience in question. Moreover, it seems that in a large and important subset of cases you could not have fully appreciated that value merely by considering a report of the reasons or arguments that purport to establish that it is valuable. Despite its ubiquity, this phenomenon goes missing in a great deal of contemporary work in ethics and political philosophy. In this paper I further specify the phenomenon of interest by developing a series of examples. Then I support the claim that philosophers routinely overlook it by surveying several significant philosophical positions that do so.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/phpr.12463
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 57,156
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

What We Owe to Each Other.Thomas Scanlon - 2002 - Mind 111 (442):323-354.
Critique of Pure Reason.Wolfgang Schwarz - 1966 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 26 (3):449-451.
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory.Samuel Scheffler - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (3):443.
Political Liberalism by John Rawls. [REVIEW]Philip Pettit - 1994 - Journal of Philosophy 91 (4):215-220.
Persons, Character, and Morality.Bernard Williams - 1981 - In James Rachels (ed.), Moral Luck: Philosophical Papers 1973–1980. Cambridge University Press.

View all 39 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Do We Love For Reasons?Yongming Han - 2021 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 102 (1):106-126.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Defence of Categorical Reasons.Russ Shafer-Landau - 2009 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 109 (1pt2):189-206.
Empathy, Shared Intentionality, and Motivation by Moral Reasons.Marion Hourdequin - 2012 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15 (3):403 - 419.
Reasons and Religious Belief.David Michael Levin - 1969 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 12 (1-4):371 – 393.
Repression and External Reasons.Gary Jaeger - 2009 - Journal of Value Inquiry 43 (4):433--446.
Reason and Certainty.O. R. Jones - 1970 - Philosophy 45 (171):55 - 58.
Criminal Justice and the Liberal Polity.Jonathan Jacobs - 2011 - Criminal Justice Ethics 30 (2):173-191.
Reasons for Action and Reasons for Belief.Christopher Tollefsen - 2006 - Social Epistemology 20 (1):55 – 65.
Logical Varieties of Instrumental Reasons.Georg Spielthenner - 2012 - Etica E Politica 14 (2):197-213.
Internalism and Accidie.Kent Ingvar Hurtig - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 129 (3):517 - 543.
Reasons and Impossibility.Ulrike Heuer - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 147 (2):235 - 246.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-10-20

Total views
200 ( #46,784 of 2,411,735 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
32 ( #24,971 of 2,411,735 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes