Acting in ignorance

Research Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

knowledge reasons action non-factive explanation 

Copyright information

© Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

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

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