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Res Philosophica

Volume 96, Issue 2, April 2019

Reasons and Rationality

Daniel Wodak
Pages 229-244
DOI: 10.11612/resphil.1750

An Objectivist's Guide to Subjective Reasons

The distinction between objective and subjective reasons plays an important role in both folk normative thought and many research programs in metaethics. But the relation between objective and subjective reasons (or, more aptly, objective and subjective favoring) is unclear. This paper explores problems related to the unity of objective and subjective reasons for actions and attitudes and then offers a novel objectivist account of subjective reasons.