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The Wrong Kind of Solution to the Wrong Kind of Reason Problem

  • JONAS OLSON (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 June 2009

The so-called Wrong Kind of Reason (WKR) problem for Scanlon's ‘buck-passing’ account of value has been much discussed recently. In a recent issue of Utilitas Gerald Lang provides a highly useful critique of extant proposed solutions to the WKR problem and suggests a novel solution of his own. In this note I offer a critique of Lang's solution and respond to some criticisms Lang directs at a Brentano-style approach suggested by Sven Danielsson and me.

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Wlodek Rabinowicz and Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen , ‘The Strike of the Demon: On Fitting Pro-Attitudes and Value’, Ethics 114 (2004), pp. 391423

Gerald Lang , ‘The Right Kind of Solution to the Wrong Kind of Reason Problem’, Utilitas 20.4 (2008), pp. 472–89

Sven Danielsson and Jonas Olson , ‘Brentano and the Buck-Passers’, Mind 116 (2007), pp. 511–22

C. D. Broad , ‘Some of the Main Problems of Ethics’, Philosophy 21 (1946), pp. 99117

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