Philosophical Studies

, Volume 172, Issue 9, pp 2261–2274 | Cite as

Pains as reasons

  • Manolo Martínez


Imperativism is the view that the phenomenal character of the affective component of pains, orgasms, and pleasant or unpleasant sensory experience depends on their imperative intentional content. In this paper I canvass an imperativist treatment of pains as reason-conferring states.


Pain Reasons Imperativism 



Financial support for this work was provided by the DGI, Spanish Government, research project FFI2011-26853, and Consolider-Ingenio project CSD2009-00056. I would like to thank Colin Klein, David Bain, Matt Fulkerson, Jennifer Corns, an anonymous reviewer, and audiences in Austin, Barcelona, Glasgow and New York for many helpful comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departament de Filosofia, Facultat de Lletres (Edifici B)Campus de la UABBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Logos—Logic, Language and Cognition Research GroupBarcelonaSpain

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