TITLE

Analytical Dispositionalism and Practical Reason

AUTHOR(S)
Lillehammer, Hallvard
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Jun1999, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p117
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The paper examines the plausibility of analytical dispositionalism about practical reason, according to which the following claims are conceptual truths about common sense ethical discourse: i) Ethics: agents have reasons to act in some ways rather than others, and ii) Metaphysical Modesty: there is no such thing as a response independent normative reality. By elucidating two uncontroversial assumptions which are fundamental to the common sense commitment to ethics, I argue that common sense ethical discourse is most plausibly construed as committed to the denial of metaphysical modesty, and thereby as committed to the existence of a response independent normative reality.
ACCESSION #
16243947

 

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