On Dancy’s Account of Practical Reasoning

21 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2019 Last revised: 17 Sep 2019

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Joseph Raz

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: July 9, 2019

Abstract

Dancy's main thesis is that the conclusion of practical reasoning is an action, and indeed that makes the reasoning practical. I trace his argument, suggest improvements to its superficial deficiencies, and conclude that it fails because Dancy misunderstands the nature of reasoning.

Keywords: Dancy, practical reasoning, reasoning

Suggested Citation

Raz, Joseph, On Dancy’s Account of Practical Reasoning (July 9, 2019). Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-636; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 50/2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3417367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3417367

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