Friday, November 14, 2008

Question

Why is there no additional reasoning that takes you from the judgment that you should straightaway A and the intention to A or the A-ing itself?

I suppose you could say that practical reasoning ends with the formation of the practical belief and that this is why the reasons that bear on whether to judge that you should A are just the reasons that bear on whether to A, but is there a better answer?

1 comment:

John Turri said...

Sometimes there is reasoning from the "should A" judgment to the "A" intention. I've gone through this with my son. He recognizes that he should get his geometry (or whatever) done, but he's not doing it. I say, "When it's easily in your power to do what you ought to do, you should commit to following through on it. You can decide to do this."

It's actually worked more than once.