Skepticism about Practical Reason

@article{Korsgaard1986SkepticismAP,
  title={Skepticism about Practical Reason},
  author={Christine M. Korsgaard},
  journal={The Journal of Philosophy},
  year={1986},
  volume={83},
  pages={5-25}
}
The Kantian approach to moral philosophy is to try to show that ethics is based on practical reason: that is, that our ethical judgments can be explained in terms of rational standards that apply directly to conduct or to deliberation. Part of the appeal of this approach lies in the way that it avoids certain sources of skepticism that some other approaches meet with inevitably. If ethically good action is simply rational action, we do not need to postulate special ethical properties in the… Expand
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