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International Philosophical Quarterly

Volume 55, Issue 2, June 2015

Matej Sušnik
Pages 165-177
DOI: 10.5840/ipq201542031

Strong Motivational Internalism

Strong motivational internalists claim that the relation between moral judgment and motivation is necessary. It is widely accepted that strong motivational internalism is false because it cannot accommodate various phenomena from common experience. In order to make room for these phenomena, motivational internalists usually propose the weak formulation of their thesis. In the first part of the paper I differentiate between several versions of both strong and weak motivational internalism. In the second part I argue that the reasons for endorsing weak motivational internalism of any form are not compelling.

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