Rational Explanation: Belief, Feeling, and Will

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587636
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595394 | DOI:
Rational Explanation: Belief, Feeling, and Will

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The aim of Chapter 10 is to describe the form of ‘rational explanations’, i.e. explanations in terms of recognised warrant, and to show that exactly the same form of rational explanation applies to beliefs, actions, and feelings. In all three cases a cognitive account applies: the explanans in a rational explanation consists of the actor's factual and normative beliefs.

Keywords: explanation; desire; will; instrumentalism; internal reasons; cognitive internalism

Chapter.  15549 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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