In Mark Timmons (ed.), Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol 7. Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

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Jonathan Way
University of Southampton
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You are creditworthy for φ-ing only if φ-ing is the right thing to do. Famously though, further conditions are needed too – Kant’s shopkeeper did the right thing, but is not creditworthy for doing so. This case shows that creditworthiness requires that there be a certain kind of explanation of why you did the right thing. The reasons for which you act – your motivating reasons – must meet some further conditions. In this paper, I defend a new account of these conditions. On this account, creditworthiness requires that your motivating reasons be normative reasons, and that the principles from which you act match normative principles.
Keywords creditworthiness  praiseworthiness  normative reasons  motivating reasons
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