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DisjunctivismPerception, Action, Knowledge$
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Adrian Haddock and Fiona Macpherson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231546

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.001.0001

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A Disjunctive Conception of Acting for Reasons

A Disjunctive Conception of Acting for Reasons

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(p.244) 10 A Disjunctive Conception of Acting for Reasons
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Disjunctivism
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Jennifer Hornsby (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0011

This chapter introduces a disjunctivist conception of acting for reasons by showing that an account of acting for reasons should give a place to knowledge. This disjunctive conception is claimed to have a role analogous to that of the disjunctive conception that John McDowell recommends in thinking about perception; and it is shown that the two conceptions have work to do in combination when they are treated as counterparts. It is also claimed that the disjunctive conception of acting for reasons safeguards the connection between what moves us to act (sometimes called ‘motivating reasons’) and what favours our acting (sometimes called ‘normative reasons’).

Keywords:   disjunctivism, action, reasons, knowledge, motivating reasons, normative reasons, John McDowell

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