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Contextuality in Practical Reason

A. W. Price


This book explores the varying ways in which context is relevant to our interpretation and assessment of practical inferences (especially from one intention to another), practical judgements (especially involving the term ‘ought’), inferences from conditional ‘ought’-judgements, and the ascription to agents of reasons for action. Practical inferences are subject not to a special logic, but to a teleology that they share with action itself. Their inherent purpose is to forward an end of action, and not to be logically valid. Practical judgements are commonly to be understood relatively to an im ... More

Keywords: context, practical inferences, practical judgements, oughts, reasons for action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199534791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534791.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. W. Price, author
Birkbeck College, University of London
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