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Contrastive Reasons

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2017.11.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Justin Snedegar, Contrastive Reasons, Oxford University Press, 2017, 149pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198785934. Reviewed by Hallvard Lillehammer, University of London Suppose I think the fact that I will soon be fired is a reason for me not to touch my savings. That's an obvious thought to have. Suppose I also think the fact that I will soon be fired is a reason for me not to touch my savings rather than to blow them all on drink. Another obvious thought to have. Now suppose I think the fact that I will soon be fired is a reason for me not to touch my savings rather than invest them in acquiring new skills. That sounds less obvious. The reasons I can plausibly consider myself to have would seem to depend on particular features of the context. Yet how, exactly, do reasons... Read More

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