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    Desires as Reasons.Yonatan Shemmer - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2):326–348.
    Humeans believe that at least some of our desires give us reasons for action. This view is widely accepted by social scientists and has some following among philosophers. In recent years important objections were raised against this position by Scanlon, Dancy, and others. The foundations of the Humean view have never been properly defended.In the first part of the paper I discuss some objections to the Humean position. In the second part I attempt to provide an argument for the claim (...)
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    Constructivism in Practical Philosophy.Jimmy Lenman & Yonatan Shemmer (eds.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume presents twelve original papers on the idea that moral objectivity is to be understood in terms of a suitably constructed social point of view that all can accept.
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    Full Information, Well-Being, and Reasonable Desires.Yonatan Shemmer - 2011 - Utilitas 23 (2):206-227.
    According to Railton: x is good for me iff my Fully Informed Self (FIS) while contemplating my situation would want me to want x. I offer four interpretations of this view. The first three are inadequate. Their inadequacy rests on the following two facts: (a) my FIS cannot want me to want what would be irrational for me to want, (b) when contemplating what is rational for me to want we must specify a particular way in which I could rationally (...)
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    On the Normative Authority of Others.Yonatan Shemmer - 2014 - Philosophia 42 (2):517-521.
    Gibbard argues that we have to accord others a certain fundamental epistemic normative authority. To avoid skepticism we must accept some of our normative principles; since the influence of others was a major factor in the process that led us to adopt them, we must accord others fundamental normative authority. The argument ought to be of interest to a wide range of philosophers, since while compatible with expressivism, it does not assume expressivism. It has rarely been discussed. In this essay (...)
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    Instrumentalism and Desiring at Will.Yonatan Shemmer - 2005 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (2):269 - 288.
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    Desiring at Will and Humeanism in Practical Reason.Yonatan Shemmer - 2004 - Philosophical Studies 119 (3):265-294.
    Hume''s farmer''s dilemma is usually construed as demonstrating the failure of Humeanism in practical reason and as providing an argument in favor of externalism or the theory of resolute choice. But thedilemma arises only when Humeanism is combined with the assumptionthat direct and intentional control of our desires – desiring atwill – is impossible. And such an assumption, albeit widely accepted,has little in its support. Once we reject that assumption we can describe a solution to the dilemma within the bounds (...)
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    Book Review: Maureen Sie, Marc Slors and Bert van den Brink (Eds.), Reasons of One's Own (Hampshire: Ashgate, 2004), 210 Pp. ISBN 0754640639 (Hbk). Hardback/Paperback: £45.00/—. [REVIEW]Yonatan Shemmer - 2007 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (2):285-288.
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    Desires as Reasons.Yonatan Shemmer - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2):326-348.
    Humeans believe that at least some of our desires give us reasons for action. This view is widely accepted by social scientists and has some following among philosophers. In recent years important objections were raised against this position by Scanlon, Dancy, and others. The foundations of the Humean view have never been properly defended.In the first part of the paper I discuss some objections to the Humean position. In the second part I attempt to provide an argument for the claim (...)
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    Constructing Coherence.Yonatan Shemmer - 2012 - In Jimmy Lenman & Yonatan Shemmer (eds.), Constructivism in Practical Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 159.
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  10. Introduction.James Lenman & Yonatan Shemmer - 2012 - In Jimmy Lenman & Yonatan Shemmer (eds.), Constructivism in Practical Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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  11. Desiring at Will: Reasons, Motivation and Motivational Change.Yonatan Shemmer - 2002 - Dissertation, Stanford University
    I argue that Humean theories of practical reason gain descriptive and normative advantages by accepting the view that agents can rationally choose and control their intrinsic desires . Traditional Humean theories reject this view; however, that rejection is not essential to the Humean position. Accepting the claim that people have, at times, direct and reasoned control over their desires helps accommodate the intuition that we rationally choose our goals no less than we rationally choose the means for their satisfaction, an (...)
     
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  12. Maureen Sie, Marc Slors and Bert van den Brink , Reasons of One's Own. [REVIEW]Yonatan Shemmer - 2007 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (2):285-288.
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