Fittingness First

Ethics 126 (3):575-606 (2016)
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Abstract

According to the fitting-attitudes account of value, for X to be good is for it to be fitting to value X. But what is it for an attitude to be fitting? A popular recent view is that it is for there to be sufficient reason for the attitude. In this paper we argue that proponents of the fitting-attitudes account should reject this view and instead take fittingness as basic. In this way they avoid the notorious ‘wrong kind of reason’ problem, and can offer attractive accounts of reasons and good reasoning in terms of fittingness.

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Conor McHugh
University of Southampton
Jonathan Way
University of Southampton

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Normative requirements.John Broome - 1999 - Ratio 12 (4):398–419.
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