Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory


"Kirsten Petzold"

Titel: Zugänglichkeit praktischer Gründe
Autor: Kirsten Petzold
Seite: 57-74

Abstract: The traditional debate about having reasons for actions has focussed on the motivational and justificatory dimensions. I argue that discussion of these issues has neglected a further and important condition of reasons for action. A person can have a reason only if the considerations that provide the reason are accessible to her. Access means that the agent must be able to see that her reason speaks in favor of her (-ing. I argue for my thesis by pointing out, first, that theoretical reasons must be accessible in order to justify a person's beliefs and second, that the accessibility of theoretical reasons excludes the inaccessibility of practical reasons.

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