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20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 2. Acting on Beliefs / a. Acting on beliefs

[action seen as a response to beliefs]

5 ideas
We avoid evil either through a natural aversion, or because we have acquired knowledge [Plato]
Choice results when deliberation brings together an opinion with an inclination [Aristotle]
Acting for a reason is a combination of a pro attitude, and a belief that the action is appropriate [Davidson]
To control our actions better, make them result from our attitudes, not from circumstances [Kekes]
Must all actions be caused in part by a desire, or can a belief on its own be sufficient? [Hursthouse]