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Reasons from within : desires and values

Author: Alan H Goldman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Reasons from Within' defends the view that all our reasons for acting derive from our desires, and ultimately from our deepest concerns. There are no objective values in the world that could require our concerns to be other than they are. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the nature of values and reasons.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Goldman
ISBN: 9780199576906 0199576904
OCLC Number: 423734208
Description: 275 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The debate --
Deliberation --
Internalism versus externalism --
Advantages of internalism: a modified humeanism --
Reasons and rationality --
Reasons defined --
Rationality: the information requirement --
Rationality: the coherence requirement --
Emotions, desires, and reasons --
Emotions and desires --
Desires, depression, and rationality --
Desires and reasons --
The externalist's examples --
Learning reasons for desires --
Prudence --
Moral motivation --
A different approach and a last ditch reply --
The case against objective value --
Objective value and motivation --
The impartial and impersonal perspectives --
Pleasures and pains --
Good and meaningful lives --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alan H. Goldman.

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a lucid and valuable contribution to the debate over internal and external reasons a debate which, in its present form, has now entered its thirty-first year. There is a wealth of material here, and Read more...

 
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