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Reasons and Beliefs

Jonathan Dancy

in Practical Reality

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253050
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597282 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253056.003.0003
Reasons and Beliefs

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Argues that normative reasons, whether moral or prudential, are states of affairs rather than the agent's beliefs—a form of normative realism. It considers arguments to the contrary by H. A. Prichard, among others.

Keywords: agency; detachment; normative realism; objective reasons; Prichard; rationality; reasons; state of affairs; subjective reasons

Chapter.  13138 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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