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    Facts, ends and normative reasons

    Lillehammer, Hallvard (2010) Facts, ends and normative reasons. The Journal of Ethics 14 (1), pp. 17-26. ISSN 1382-4554.

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    This paper is about the relationship between two widely accepted and apparently conflicting claims about how we should understand the notion of ‘reason giving’ invoked in theorising about reasons for action. According to the first claim, reasons are given by facts about the situation of agents. According to the second claim, reasons are given by ends. I argue that the apparent conflict between these two claims is less deep than is generally recognised.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 17:25
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 09:40


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