Moral Reason

2014.12.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Julia Markovits, Moral Reason, Oxford University Press, 2014, 208pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199567171. Reviewed by Kyla
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2014.12.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Julia Markovits, Moral Reason, Oxford University Press, 2014, 208pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199567171. Reviewed by Kyla Ebels-Duggan, Northwestern University In this lucidly written monograph, Julia Markovits addresses two of the central questions of practical philosophy. First, what are reasons? More particularly, she asks whether or not our reasons for action depend on our prior motivations. Second, what reasons do we have? She is especially concerned with the question of whether all agents have moral reasons to act. Markovits defends what may seem a surprising combination of answers. She argues that the best account of practical reasons construes them as dependent on the particular motivations of the agents that they govern. But, even so, we all have moral reasons to act, whatever our other motivations may be. The book falls neatly into two parts, arguing for each of these claims in turn. Markovits. . .

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