Sound Advice and Internal Reasons
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
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.
Tubert, A. (2015) Sound Advice and Internal Reasons. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, doi: 10.1111/papq.12088.