There is a puzzle about how to understand the conclusion of a successful instance of practical reasoning. Do the considerations adduced in reasoning rationalize the particular doing of an action, as Aristotle is sometimes interpreted as claiming? Or does reasoning conclude in the formation of an attitude-an intention, say-that has an action-type as its content? This paper attempts to clarify what is at stake in that debate and defends the latter view against some of its critics.
- Practical reasoning
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