Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

cognitive decision psychology, epistemological approach to argumentation, gap between judgement and action, justificatory thesis, justifying actions, motivation requirement, optimality judgements, personal desirability function, practical arguments, stability against new information

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

Practical arguments for actions are arguments which, besides their epistemic function, shall motivate an addressee to execute the justified action. First, a strategy is developed how this motivational and other requirements can be met. Part of this strategy is to identify a thesis for which holds that believing it motivates in the required manner. Second, relying on empirical decision theory, such a thesis is identified. Finally, precise validity criteria for the respective arguments are developed.

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Practical arguments for prudential justifications of actions

University of Windsor

Practical arguments for actions are arguments which, besides their epistemic function, shall motivate an addressee to execute the justified action. First, a strategy is developed how this motivational and other requirements can be met. Part of this strategy is to identify a thesis for which holds that believing it motivates in the required manner. Second, relying on empirical decision theory, such a thesis is identified. Finally, precise validity criteria for the respective arguments are developed.