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Reasons and Feelings: (i) The Bridge Principle and the Concept of a Person's Good

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587636
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595394 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0011
Reasons and Feelings: (i) The Bridge Principle and the Concept of a Person's Good

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This chapter begins an account of the normative sources of evaluative‐practical reasoning, and its distinctive concepts. One such source is a principle that can be called the ‘Bridge’ principle, since it is the bridge by which thought crosses from evaluative reasons to practical reasons. The concept of a person's good and the concept of personal ideals both belong within this sentimentalist territory.

Keywords: Bridge principle; person's good; sentimentalism; egoism; reason to desire

Chapter.  16379 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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