The Resource Reasons and purposes : human rationality and the teleological explanation of action, G.F. Schueler

Reasons and purposes : human rationality and the teleological explanation of action, G.F. Schueler

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Reasons and purposes : human rationality and the teleological explanation of action
Title
Reasons and purposes
Title remainder
human rationality and the teleological explanation of action
Statement of responsibility
G.F. Schueler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"People do things for reasons. But philosophers have disagreed sharply about how 'reasons explanations' of actions actually work and hence about their implications for human freedom and autonomy. The dominant view in contemporary philosophy is the (Humean) idea that the beliefs and desires that constitute our reasons for acting simply cause us to act as we do." "G. F. Schueler seeks to replace such causal views, arguing that they leave out two essential elements of these explanations. Reasons explanations are inherently teleological in the sense that the agent's reasons always explain the purpose for which he acted. They are also inherently normative since it is always possible that an agent's reasons for doing something are not good reasons. Schueler argues that causal accounts of reasons explanations make no sense of either of these features; he argues instead for an account based on practical deliberation, our ability to evaluate the reasons we accept."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schueler, G. F
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.I56
LC item number
S39 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Practical reason
  • Intentionnalité (Philosophie)
  • Raison pratique
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Practical reason
  • Handelingstheorie
  • Rationaliteit
  • Intentionaliteit
  • Praktische Vernunft
  • Handlungstheorie
Label
Reasons and purposes : human rationality and the teleological explanation of action, G.F. Schueler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [166]-171) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 1. Purposes, Causes, and Reasons Explanations Purposes -- 2. Reasons and Causes -- 3. Causes and Causal Explanations -- 4. 2. Non Telelogical Explanations of Actions The Argument for 'The Humean Theory of Motivation' -- 5. Are 'Causal' Explanations Unavoidable? -- 6. 3. Teleological Explanations of Actions The Need for Teleological Explanaations -- 7. Character Traits -- 8. 4. Explaining in Terms of the Agent's Reasoning Problems with the Practical Syllogism -- 9. Practical Reasoning and the Explanation of Actions -- 10. Practical Reasoning and Evaluations -- 11. The Principle of Charity -- 12. 5. The Inherently Normative Nature of Action Explanations Normative Explanations I: The Deliberative Model -- 13. Normative Explanations II: The Agent's Perspective
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 174 pages
Isbn
9780199250370
Lccn
2002034605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50560434
  • (OCoLC)ocm50560434
Label
Reasons and purposes : human rationality and the teleological explanation of action, G.F. Schueler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [166]-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 1. Purposes, Causes, and Reasons Explanations Purposes -- 2. Reasons and Causes -- 3. Causes and Causal Explanations -- 4. 2. Non Telelogical Explanations of Actions The Argument for 'The Humean Theory of Motivation' -- 5. Are 'Causal' Explanations Unavoidable? -- 6. 3. Teleological Explanations of Actions The Need for Teleological Explanaations -- 7. Character Traits -- 8. 4. Explaining in Terms of the Agent's Reasoning Problems with the Practical Syllogism -- 9. Practical Reasoning and the Explanation of Actions -- 10. Practical Reasoning and Evaluations -- 11. The Principle of Charity -- 12. 5. The Inherently Normative Nature of Action Explanations Normative Explanations I: The Deliberative Model -- 13. Normative Explanations II: The Agent's Perspective
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 174 pages
Isbn
9780199250370
Lccn
2002034605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50560434
  • (OCoLC)ocm50560434

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