Single Idea 3813

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 2. Duty]

Full Idea

To say that someone 'ought' to do something is to imply that there is a reason for him to do it.

Gist of Idea

'Ought' implies that there is a reason to do something


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.1.II)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.29