Normativity and the Will

@article{Wallace2004NormativityAT,
  title={Normativity and the Will},
  author={R. Wallace},
  journal={Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={195 - 216}
}
  • R. Wallace
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement
If there is room for a substantial conception of the will in contemporary theorizing about human agency, it is most likely to be found in the vicinity of the phenomenon of normativity. Rational agency is distinctively responsive to the agent's acknowledgment of reasons, in the basic sense of considerations that speak for and against the alternatives for action that are available. Furthermore, it is natural to suppose that this kind of responsiveness to reasons is possible only for creatures who… Expand
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