Philosophical Studies 151 (1):79 - 86 (2010)

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Bart Streumer
University of Groningen
Abstract
Ulrike Heuer argues that there can be a reason for a person to perform an action that this person cannot perform, as long as this person can take efficient steps towards performing this action. In this reply, I first argue that Heuer's examples fail to undermine my claim that there cannot be a reason for a person to perform an action if it is impossible that this person will perform this action. I then argue that, on a plausible interpretation of what 'efficient steps' are, Heuer's claim is consistent with my claim. I end by showing that Heuer fails to undermine the arguments I gave for my claim
Keywords Reasons for action  Impossibility
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9422-6>
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