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Reasons: Explanatory and Normative

25 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2007  

Joseph Raz

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

Date Written: March 2007

Abstract

A thesis familiar by being as often disputed as defended has it that intentional action is action for a reason. The present paper contributes to the defence of a weaker version of it, namely: Acting with an intention or a purpose is acting (as things appear to one) for a reason.

Keywords: Jurisprudence, Reasons

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Raz, Joseph, Reasons: Explanatory and Normative (March 2007). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13/2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=999869 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.999869

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