Practical reasoning and practical knowledge

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Title: Practical reasoning and practical knowledge
Authors: Stout, Rowland
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Date: Jun-2019
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Abstract: The judgement that provides the content of intention and coincides with the conclusion of practical reasoning is a normative judgement about what to do, and not, as Anscombe and McDowell argue, a factual judgement about what one is doing. Treating the conclusion of practical reasoning as expressing a recommendation rather than a verdict undermines McDowell’s argument; the special nature of practical reasoning does not preclude its conclusions being normative. Anscombe’s and McDowell’s claim that practical self-knowledge is productive of action may be accommodated by identifying the content of practical knowledge not with the conclusion but with a premise of practical reasoning–a kind of practical reasoning that occurs within rather than before action.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Volume: 49
Issue: 4
Start page: 564
End page: 579
Copyright (published version): 2018 Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Keywords: Practical reasoningPractical knowledgeIntention in actionAnscombeMcDowell
DOI: 10.1080/00455091.2018.1463839
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Philosophy Research Collection

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