Can there be epistemic reasons for action?

Booth, Anthony Robert (2006) Can there be epistemic reasons for action? Grazer Philosophische Studien - Internationale Zeitschrift für Analytische Philosophie, 73 (1). pp. 133-144. ISSN 0165-9227

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Abstract

In this paper I consider whether there can be such things as epistemic reasons for action. I consider three arguments to the contrary and argue that none are successful, being either somewhat question-begging or too strong by ruling out what most epistemologists think is a necessary feature of epistemic justification, namely the epistemic basing relation. I end by suggesting a "non-cognitivist" model of epistemic reasons that makes room for there being epistemic reasons for action and suggest that this model may support moral realism.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Depositing User: Anthony Booth
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2015 10:48
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2015 10:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53266
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