Manson, Neil C. (2004) Reason explanation:a first-order normative account. Philosophical Explorations, 7 (2). pp. 113-130. ISSN 1386-9795Full text not available from this repository.
How do reason explanations explain? One view is that they require the deployment of a tacit psychological theory; another is that even if no tacit theory is involved, we must still conceive of reasons as mental states. By focusing on the subjective nature of agency, and by casting explanations as responses to why questions that assuage agents puzzlement, reason explanations can be profitably understood as part of our traffic in first-order content amongst perspectival subjects. An outline is offered of such an account of reason explanation, one that fully acknowledges the distinctive first-order first-person normative perspective of agency.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Philosophical Explorations|
|Additional Information:||The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal of Philosophical Explorations, 7 (2), 2004, © Taylor & Francis|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||philosophy of mind ; reason explanations ; Davidson ; Dancy ; Bittner ; agency|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited By:||Dr Neil C Manson|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2016 00:01|
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