Reasons and Causes
Article first published online: 24 AUG 2009
© 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
European Journal of Philosophy
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 129–157, March 2011
How to Cite
Setiya, K. (2011), Reasons and Causes. European Journal of Philosophy, 19: 129–157. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2009.00378.x
- Issue published online: 24 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 24 AUG 2009
Abstract: This paper argues for a causal-psychological account of acting for reasons. This view is distinguished from a more ambitious causal theory of action, clarified as far as possible, and motivated—against non-reductive, teleological, and behaviourist alternatives—on broadly metaphysical grounds.