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Reason’s Debt to FreedomNormative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will$
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Ishtiyaque Haji

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199899203

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.001.0001

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Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities

Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities

(p.113) Chapter 5 Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities
Reason’s Debt to Freedom

Ishtiyaque Haji

Oxford University Press

It is argued in this chapter that various moral sentiments, such as forgiveness, guilt, and indignation are essentially associated with objective reasons. It is also proposed that the truth of certain judgments concerning happiness as well as the truth of a number of virtue judgments is also essentially linked to our having objective reasons, and, thus, to our having alternatives.

Keywords:   alternative possibilities, Derk Pereboom, external reasons, forgiveness, guilt, indignation, joy, moral sentiments, sorrow, thankfulness

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