Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 97 (3):371-399 (2016)

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Nathaniel Sharadin
The College of New Jersey
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The fact that someone is generous is a reason to admire them. The fact that someone will pay you to admire them is also a reason to admire them. But there is a difference in kind between these two reasons: the former seems to be the ‘right’ kind of reason to admire, whereas the latter seems to be the ‘wrong’ kind of reason to admire. The Wrong Kind of Reasons Problem is the problem of explaining the difference between the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ kind of reasons wherever it appears. In this article I argue that two recent proposals for solving the Wrong Kind of Reasons Problem do not work. I then offer an alternative solution that provides a unified, systematic explanation of the difference between the two kinds of reasons.
Keywords wrong kind of reasons  reasons  fitting attitudes  constitutivism  rationality
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12089
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