Reasons and Purposes: Human Rationality and the Teleological Explanation of Action

Reasons and Purposes: Human Rationality and the Teleological Explanation of Action

by G. F. Schueler

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ISBN-13: 9780199278459
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/26/2005
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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University of New Mexico

Table of Contents

1. 1. Purposes, Causes, and Reasons Explanations Purposes
2. Reasons and Causes
3. Causes and Causal Explanations
4. 2. Non Telelogical Explanations of Actions The Argument for 'The Humean Theory of Motivation'
5. Are 'Causal' Explanations Unavoidable?
6. 3. Teleological Explanations of Actions The Need for Teleological Explanaations
7. Character Traits
8. 4. Explaining in Terms of the Agent's Reasoning Problems with the Practical Syllogism
9. Practical Reasoning and the Explanation of Actions
10. Practical Reasoning and Evaluations
11. The Principle of Charity
12. 5. The Inherently Normative Nature of Action Explanations Normative Explanations I: The Deliberative Model
13. Normative Explanations II: The Agent's Perspective
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