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University of Windsor

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Paper

Start Date

3-6-2009 9:00 AM

End Date

6-6-2009 5:00 PM

Abstract

Argumentation involves offering and/or exchanging reasons—either reasons for adopting various attitudes towards specific propositional contents or else reasons for acting in various ways. This paper develops the idea that the force of reasons is through and through a normative force because what good reasons accomplish is precisely to make one entitled to do what they are reasons for. The paper attempts to shed light on what it is to have a reason, how the entitlement arising from reasons differs from other species of entitlement and how the norms by which such entitlement is assessed obtain their status as norms.

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Argumentation and the Force of Reasons

University of Windsor

Argumentation involves offering and/or exchanging reasons—either reasons for adopting various attitudes towards specific propositional contents or else reasons for acting in various ways. This paper develops the idea that the force of reasons is through and through a normative force because what good reasons accomplish is precisely to make one entitled to do what they are reasons for. The paper attempts to shed light on what it is to have a reason, how the entitlement arising from reasons differs from other species of entitlement and how the norms by which such entitlement is assessed obtain their status as norms.