Review of Metaphysics 58 (4):878-879 (2005)

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Todd Lekan
Muskingum College
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It does seem that beliefs and desires slip back into such “externalist” accounts of reasons precisely when we ask the question of why something is a reason for a person. That the threatening tornado is a reason for you to speed is plausibly tied to your desire not to die and your belief that speeding is the best way to avoid dying in this situation. Bittner agrees that people are “reason selectors,” meaning that a state becomes a reason for an agent because of features of the agent. However, he insists that the reason is normally not a feature of the agent.
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