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What is (Correct) Practical Reasoning?

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Fink, Julian:
What is (Correct) Practical Reasoning?
In: Acta Analytica. Vol. 28 (2013) Issue 4 . - pp. 471-482.
ISSN 1874-6349
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12136-013-0191-7

Abstract in another language

This paper argues that practical reasoning is a mental process which leads a person from a set of existent mental states to an intention. In Section 1, I defend this view against two other proposals according to which practical reasoning either concludes in an action itself or in a normative belief. Section 2 discusses the correctness of practical reasoning and explains how the correctness of instrumental reasoning can be explained by the logical relations that hold between the contents of the mental states. In Section 3, I explore the correctness of normative practical reasoning. I conclude with the sceptical view that correct practical reasoning cannot require us to intend to do what we believe we ought to do.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Praktische Philosophie > Professur Praktische Philosophie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Julian Fink
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Praktische Philosophie
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 09:25
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 09:25
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/46069