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The Primacy of Reasons

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199697540
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748851 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0006
The Primacy of Reasons

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This chapter argues for a theory of responsibility agency that emphasizes responsiveness to moral considerations, or a Reasons theory, in contradistinction to a Real Self approach to responsible agency. It considers arguments for and against each account, and considers recent experimental evidence suggesting that pre-philosophical commitments favor a Real Self view.

Keywords: reasons; Frankfurt; Woolfolk; Doris

Chapter.  9983 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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