Lawrence C. Becker

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The intuitive notion is that a motive can be identified with an estimated consequence of an action that an agent places an especially high value on. For example, in writing an essay, a student may recognize that there are a number of likely consequences of his action, but of this set the consequence that he values most highly (e.g., getting a high mark) may(More)
For the philosophy of medicine, there are two things of interest about the stoic account of moral norms, quite apart from whether the rest of stoic ethical theory is compelling. One is the stoic version of naturalism: its account of practical reasoning, its solution to the is/ought problem, and its contention that norms for creating, sustaining, or(More)
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