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Construing Sen on Commitment

Pettit, Philip

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Why does Sen maintain that people are capable of putting their own goals offline and deliberating and acting out of sheer commitment to others? How can he endorse such a rejection of the belief-desire model of agency? The paper canvasses three explanations and favors one that ascribes an unusual position to Sen: the belief that so far as agents remain in the belief-desire mould, they cannot deliberate on the basis of reasons other than those that derive from standing goals that form an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83963
Source: Economics and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1017/S0266267104000367

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