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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2012) 121 (4): 611–618.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Joshua Gert Julia Markovits has recently argued for what she calls the ‘Coincident Reasons Thesis’: the thesis that one’s action is morally worthy if and only if one’s motivating reasons for acting mirror, in content and strength, the reasons that explain why the action ought, morally, to be...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2009) 118 (4): 465–500.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Neil Sinhababu This essay defends a strong version of the Humean theory of motivation on which desire is necessary both for motivation and for reasoning that changes our desires. Those who hold that moral judgments are beliefs with intrinsic motivational force need to oppose this view, and many of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2019) 128 (2): 179–217.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the agent's object-involving de se representation of that very exercise as justifying . © 2019 by Cornell University 2019 basing relation inference operative reason motivating reason epistemic agency deviant causal chain transparency So-Hyun watches Al-Jazeera and also watches...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2002) 111 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 October 2002
... the evaluation of action as rational is simply a matter of rational motivation, the evaluation of acts in terms of reasons is not. Similarly, even if there is a kind of moral evaluation of acts that is purely a matter of their motivation, the evalua- tion of acts in terms of moral reasons is not...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2002
...David Sussman KANT'S THEORY OF MORAL MOTIVATION By Daniel Guevara. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. Pp. 158, 300. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS detailing the argument, the structure, and the development of the first Critique as well as the changes in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2000) 109 (4): 583–586.
Published: 01 October 2000
... connected to some element of the agent’s motivational set” (DCM), and (b) versions of existence internalism holding that reasons necessarily motivate. Hampton is mainly interested in the latter as part of a naturalist strategy to reduce normative reasons to motivating reasons in some way. She...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2011) 120 (4): 607–609.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Nomy Arpaly Korsgaard Christine , The Constitution of Agency: Essays on Practical Reason and Moral Psychology . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2008 . x + 345 pp . © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 BOOK REVIEWS Richard Bett, ed. The Cambridge...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2000) 109 (3): 441–444.
Published: 01 July 2000
...A. W. Price PHILOSOPHY AND THE GOOD LIFE: REASON AND THE PASSIONS IN GREEK, CARTESIAN AND PSYCHOANALYTIC ETHICS. By John Cottingham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xiii, 230. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REWEWS as cause. (3) Although our...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2001) 110 (2): 263–267.
Published: 01 April 2001
... particular, in a number of these essays Cooper studies a distinction that is fun- damental to understanding ancient ethics and that is the distinction between reason and the desires springing from it on the one hand, and nonrational motivations on the other. Plato and Aristotle, in quite different ways...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2001) 110 (3): 443–446.
Published: 01 July 2001
... Christopher Williams’s book is to develop and advocate a Humean account of what it is to be a “reasonable” person. The project is motivated by the fact that Hume depicts reason paradoxically as both a source of skepticism and as a source of belief, as both enslaved to the passions and as important...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2002) 111 (1): 113–116.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Günter Zöller CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. By Immanuel Kant. Translated and edited by Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xi, 785. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS branche and Berkeley were not cited in any of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2011) 120 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Robert L. Perkins Michelle Kosch, Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. x + 236 pp. © 2011 by Cornell University 2011 BOOK REVIEWS Peter Hylton, Quine. New York: Routledge, 2007. x þ 405 pp...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 618–620.
Published: 01 October 2008
... motivation can come apart, he or she cannot readily explain how akratic behavior counts as voluntary action since it arises from a psychological state that is wholly exter- nal to the agent’s sense of what is worth doing. For related reasons, the sep- aratist...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2008) 117 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 April 2008
... that the indispensability of a form of discourse (and even the truth of existentially quantified sentences!) is not a sign of ontological commitment. This position helps motivate some of the positions in the current book, but I think it isn’t necessary. Tracking Reason advances several...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2006) 115 (1): 118–121.
Published: 01 January 2006
...- ates imperatives of its own, and gives us the means to answer all the most fun- damental questions about how to live” (79). This thought motivates Moore’s ethical “rationalism” — the view that pure reason can be practical as well as the- oretical and that it is capable of developing maxims that...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2006) 115 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 January 2006
...- ates imperatives of its own, and gives us the means to answer all the most fun- damental questions about how to live” (79). This thought motivates Moore’s ethical “rationalism” — the view that pure reason can be practical as well as the- oretical and that it is capable of developing maxims that...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2010) 119 (4): 565–591.
Published: 01 October 2010
... of Pure Reason: Background Source Materials (BSM), helps to undermine the key assump- tion that motivates this neglect. In what follows, we first consider that assumption and then briefly review BSM before going on to discuss Watkins’s use of these historical materials to develop an explicitly...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2006) 115 (2): 243–246.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Gilbert Harman Christopher Peacocke, The Realm of Reason . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. x + 284 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Christopher Peacocke, The Realm of Reason. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. x + 284 pp. At any given...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2007) 116 (2): 297–300.
Published: 01 April 2007
...A. N. Williams Denys Turner, Faith, Reason, and the Existence of God . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xix + 271 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Allan Gibbard, Thinking How to Live. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. ix + 302...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2007) 116 (4): 495–532.
Published: 01 October 2007
... . Causality: Models, Reasoning, and Inference . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ramachandran, M. 1997 . “A Counterfactual Analysis of Causation.” Mind 106 : 263 -77. ____. 1998 . “The M-Set Analysis of Causation.” Mind 107 : 465 -71. ____. 2004a. “Indeterministic Causation and...