Journal of Value Inquiry 48 (3):489-501 (2014)

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Amir Saemi
Institute For Research In Fundamental Sciences (IPM)
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I will argue that Raz’s defense of the doctrine of the guise of the good rests on a over-intellectualized account of action. Raz holds that attributing evaluative beliefs to agents is justified on explanatory grounds. I argue that this account fails to do justice to the first-personal character of action explanation. Moreover, I will argue that Raz’s account of action has its root in his restrictive and over-intellectualized understanding of normative explanation. I will suggest that we can have a more plausible understanding of the guise of the good that is not over-intellectualized, if we adopt a broader understanding of normative explanation
Keywords The guise of the good  Raz  Practical Reason  Normative  Action Explanation  Normative Problem  Over-intellectualism  Teleological Account
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Internal and External Reasons.Bernard Williams - 1979 - In Ross Harrison (ed.), Rational Action. Cambridge University Press. pp. 101-113.
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