Utilitas 25 (3):405-416 (2013)

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Richard Rowland
University of Reading (PhD)
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In a recent issue of Utilitas Gerald Lang provided an appealing new solution to the Wrong Kind of Reason problem for the buck-passing account of value. In subsequent issues Jonas Olson and John Brunero have provided objections to Lang's solution. I argue that Brunero's objection is not a problem for Lang's solution, and that a revised version of Lang's solution avoids Olson's objections. I conclude that we can solve the Wrong Kind of Reason problem, and that the wrong kind of reasons for pro-attitudes are reasons that would not still be reasons for pro-attitudes if it were not for the additional consequences of having those pro-attitudes
Keywords Reasons  Value  Buck-Passing  Fitting-Attitudes  Wrong Kind of Reason Problem
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DOI 10.1017/s095382081300006x
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