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The Right Version of 'the Right Kind of Solution to the Wrong Kind of Reason Problem'
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2013 (English)In: Utilitas, ISSN 0953-8208, E-ISSN 1741-6183, Vol. 25, no 3, 383-404 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In a recent article in Utilitas, Gerald Lang suggests a solution to the so-called ‘wrong kind of reason problem’ (WKR problem) for the buck-passing account of value. In two separate replies to Lang, Jonas Olson and John Brunero, respectively, point out serious problems with Lang’s suggestion, and at least Olson concludes that the solution Lang opts for is of the wrong kind for solving the WKR problem. I argue that while both Olson and Brunero have indeed identified considerable flaws in Lang’s suggestion for a solution to the WKR problem, they have not provided sufficient grounds for dismissing the kind of solution that Lang proposes. I show how a version of this kind of solution can be formulated so as to avoid both Olson’s and Brunero’s objections. I also raise some worries concerning an alternative solution to the WKR problem suggested by Sven Danielsson and Jonas Olson.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Vol. 25, no 3, 383-404 p.
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buck-passing, buck-passing account of value, wrong kind of reason, wrong kind of reasons, value analysis, the wrong kind of reason problem
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80910DOI: 10.1017/S095382081200057XISI: 000323728300005OAI: diva2:651936
Available from: 2013-09-27 Created: 2013-09-27 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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