Chapter

Purposes, Causes, and Reasons Explanations

G. F. Schueler

in Reasons and Purposes

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780199250370
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598364 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199250375.003.0001
 Purposes, Causes, and Reasons Explanations

Show Summary Details

Preview

Why would anyone deny the belief‐desire account of reasons explanations? It is argued here that the real question is whether the purposive, and hence apparently teleological, nature of reasons explanations in the end must be understood in non‐teleological (and hence presumably purely causal or ‘mechanical’) terms.

Keywords: belief‐desire account; causal explanation; causes; purposes; reasons; teleological

Chapter.  9197 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.