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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 MT10

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 MT10
Start Date 18th Oct 2010 4:30pm
End Date 18th Oct 2010 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours

Jonathan Way (Stirling)

"Transmission and the Wrong Kind of Reason" to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage


This paper presents a new argument for skepticism about pragmatic reasons for belief, desire, intention, and the emotions. The argument turns on the transmission of reasons: the familiar fact that there is often reason for one action or attitude because there is reason for another. I argue that apparent pragmatic reasons transmit in a different way to standard reasons for attitudes, and that this fact is best explained by the skeptical hypothesis.

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