ARE INTENTIONS REASONS?
Article first published online: 15 NOV 2007
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 88, Issue 4, pages 424–444, December 2007
How to Cite
BRUNERO, J. (2007), ARE INTENTIONS REASONS?. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 88: 424–444. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2007.00301.x
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 15 NOV 2007
Abstract: This paper presents an objection to the view that intentions provide reasons and shows how this objection is also inherited by the more commonly accepted Tie-Breaker view, according to which intentions provide reasons only in tie-break situations. The paper also considers and rejects T. M. Scanlon's argument for the Tie-Breaker view and argues that philosophers might be drawn to accept the problematic Tie-Breaker view by confusing it with a very similar, unproblematic view about the relation between intentions and reasons in tie-break situations.