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Practical Thought: Essays on Reason, Intuition, and Action

Jonathan Dancy


This is a collection of papers published between 1977 and 2017. The papers focus on moral metaphysics, on holism in the theory of reasons and ethical particularism, on the theory of motivation, and on the development of ethical intuitionism. In moral metaphysics the distinction between resultance and supervenience is taken to have significant consequences. In moral theory the general line is that there are plenty of moral reasons but no moral principles. In the theory of motivation a case is made for the idea that the reasons for which we act are matters of fact, real or supposed. In the histo ... More

Keywords: ethical particularism, holism, intuitionism, reasoning, reasons, theory of motivation, thick concepts

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198865605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198865605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Dancy, author
Professor of Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin

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