Acting in ignorance

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11466-011-0143-5

Cite this article as:
Dancy, J. Front. Philos. China (2011) 6: 345. doi:10.1007/s11466-011-0143-5


This paper considers and rejects the arguments that have been given in favour of the view that one can only act for the reason that p if one knows that p. The paper contrasts it with the view I hold, which is that one can act for the reason that p even if it is not the case that p.


knowledge reasons action non-factive explanation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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