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Epistemic Modulations

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693818
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731907 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0006
Epistemic Modulations

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Explores the ways actual beliefs or knowledge affect what reasons people have, what they ought to do, and when their actions will be justified. It denies that actual beliefs affect what reasons people have or what they ought to do, though they may affect the justification of acting as one did. Epistemic conditions, the availability of evidence, etc., do however affect both what reasons people have, what they ought to do, and the justifiability of their actions.

Keywords: adequate reasons; second best; insurance; available options; probability of options; instrumental reasons; the normative/explanatory nexus; ought; justification; Frank Jackson; Zimmerman

Chapter.  12897 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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