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The Majesty of Reason

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548057.003.0016
The Majesty of Reason

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In many recent writers on the theory of value reasons have been awarded a sovereign position. This chapter proposes a theory of reasons and shows that far from supplanting a more traditional picture of value, the emphasis on reason and reasons marks no advance at all.

Keywords: reasons; values; hypothetical imperative; categorical imperative; buck-passing

Chapter.  10666 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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