Title

Sound Advice and Internal Reasons

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-7-2015

Publication Title

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly

Department

Philosophy

Abstract

Reasons internalism holds that reasons for action contain an essential connection with motivation. I defend an account of reasons internalism based on the advisor model. The advisor model provides an account of reasons for action in terms of the advice of a more rational version of the agent. Contrary to Pettit and Smith's proposal and responding to Sobel and Johnson's objections, I argue that the advisor model can provide an account of internal reasons and that it is too caught up in the psychology of the actual agent to be able to account for anything other than internal reasons.

Comments

Early view (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue).

Issue

n+3

ISSN

0279-0750