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Reasons without rationalism

Kieran Setiya 1976-


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  • Title:
    Reasons without rationalism
  • Author: Kieran Setiya 1976-
  • Description: "Squeezing the good into the right through the tubes of imperfection" -- The relevance of action theory -- A puzzle about intention -- The belief-desire model -- Acting for reasons -- Solving the puzzle -- A causal theory of action? -- Against the guise of the good -- Character and practical thought -- An argument for the virtue theory -- Practical reason and the guise of the good -- Motivation and desire -- Self-knowledge as the aim of action.
    Modern philosophy has been vexed by the question ""Why should I be moral?"" and by doubts about the rational authority of moral virtue. In Reasons without Rationalism, Kieran Setiya shows that these doubts rest on a mistake. The ""should"" of practical reason cannot be understood apart from the virtues of character, including such moral virtues as justice and benevolence, and the considerations to which the virtues make one sensitive thereby count as reasons to act. Proposing a new framework for debates about practical reason, Setiya argues that the only alternative to this ""
  • Publication Date: c2007
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (143 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-12972-4;ISBN 9786612129728;ISBN 1-4008-2772-8
  • Subjects: Ethics; Virtue; Act (Philosophy); Practical reason; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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