South African Journal of Philosophy 37 (2):171-177 (2018)

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Seyyed Mohsen Eslami
Tarbiat Modares University
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In “Clearing Space for Extreme Psychologism about Reasons”, Mitova argues against two main views about the ontology of reasons. Instead, she presents an argument by elimination for “extreme psychologism” as a prima facie superior alternative. I will argue for the following claims. First, the case against the Standard Story – the view that normative and motivating reasons are facts and psychological states, respectively – includes premises that are in need of support. Second, the critical examination of factualism – the view that normative and motivating reasons are facts – misses a relevant distinction between motivating and explanatory reasons. This distinction brings new resources to factualism to answer the raised worries. Third, the case for extreme psychologism rests on a requirement that is either too easy to threaten other alternatives, or so strong as to challenge extreme psychologism itself.
Keywords reasons  ontology of reasons  normative reasons  factualism  psychologism  motivating reasons  philosophy of action
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DOI 10.1080/02580136.2018.1441644
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