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From Normativity to Responsibility$
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Joseph Raz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199693818

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.001.0001

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On the Guise of the Good

On the Guise of the Good

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(p.59) 4 On the Guise of the Good
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From Normativity to Responsibility
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Joseph Raz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0004

The chapter examines the theses that intentional actions are actions performed for (normative) reasons, as those are seen by the agents; that reasons for action are such reasons by being facts that establish that the action has some value; and that intentional actions are actions taken in, and because of, a belief that there is some good in them. An examination of the nature of intentions and intentional actions leads to successive modification of the theses, concluding with a new position, a recognizable variant of the Guise of the Good Thesis, and true to its ambition of being a key to the explanation of intentions, and of actions for intentions.

Keywords:   Guise of the Good, intention, independent intention, embedded intention, expressive action

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