Reasons as the Unity Among the Varieties of Goodness

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Rowland, Richard. (2015) Reasons as the Unity Among the Varieties of Goodness. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1111/papq.12057
AuthorsRowland, Richard
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Our concepts of good simpliciter, good for, and good as a particular kind of thing must share some common element. I argue that all three types of goodness can be analysed in terms of the reasons that there are for a certain sets of agents to have pro-attitudes. To this end I provide new and compelling accounts of good for and goodness of a kind in terms of reasons for pro-attitudes that are more explanatorily illuminating than competing accounts and that evade the objections that undermine previous accounts of good for and goodness of a kind in terms of reasons.

Year2015
JournalPacific Philosophical Quarterly
ISSN0279-0750
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/papq.12057
Page range1 - 28
Research GroupInstitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
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