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Constructing Practical Reasons

Andreas Müller

Abstract

Some things are reasons for us to perform certain actions. That it will spare you great pain in the future, for example, is a reason for you to go to the dentist now, and that you are already late for work is a reason for you not to read the next article in the morning paper. Why are such considerations reasons for or against certain actions? Constructivism offers an intriguing answer to this question. Its basic idea is often encapsulated in the slogan that reasons are not discovered but made by us. This book elaborates the constructivist idea into a fully fledged account of practical reasons, ... More

Keywords: constructivism, practical reason, reasoning, reason judgement, anti-representationalism, mind-dependence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198754329.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Müller, author
Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern