Single Idea 3831

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 1. Justification / a. Justification issues]

Full Idea

Both reasons and the things they are reasons for can be either facts in the world or intentional states such as beliefs, desires, and intentions.

Gist of Idea

Reasons can either be facts in the world, or intentional states


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.4.I)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.102

A Reaction

One might point out that beliefs, desires and intentions are facts in the world too. Implicit dualism. One can ask, what turns a fact into a reason?