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DEREK PARFIT’S NOTION OF PRACTICAL REASON

REENA KUMARI.

Abstract
A practical reason is a rational capacity of human mind which is employed to perform a certain act in particular
ways. It is moreover characterized as both a capacity to respond to the situations as well as guiding principles of
certain acts. Derek Parfit remarks that reason is indefinable yet understandable through instances. This paper looks
at whether it is possible to unify the requirements of rationality with the demands of Practical and Epistemic
Rationality. But it might seem impossible to do because one depends upon features of the situation and others
depend on the agent‟s point of view. In both of these theories, different beliefs about reasons and it can be explained
with the Casual connection between Rational Beliefs with Rational Desires. The work also explores how the
rationality of our acts as well as desire based on our different beliefs of life. In Derek Parfit‟s point, there is a causal
relation between desires and acts that depends on our beliefs. We will act according to our desires because in this act
our beliefs involved. This objective about rational or irrational beliefs can be explained through the idea of practical
reason by Parfit perspectives.

Key words: practical reason; epistemic reasons; normative reasons; beliefs; desires


 
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REENA KUMARI. DEREK PARFIT’S NOTION OF PRACTICAL REASON. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(9): 2547-2553. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.411



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REENA KUMARI (2020) DEREK PARFIT’S NOTION OF PRACTICAL REASON. JCR, 7 (9), 2547-2553. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.411



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REENA KUMARI. 2020. DEREK PARFIT’S NOTION OF PRACTICAL REASON. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 2547-2553. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.411



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REENA KUMARI. "DEREK PARFIT’S NOTION OF PRACTICAL REASON." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2547-2553. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.411



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REENA KUMARI. "DEREK PARFIT’S NOTION OF PRACTICAL REASON." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 2547-2553. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.411



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REENA KUMARI (2020) DEREK PARFIT’S NOTION OF PRACTICAL REASON. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 2547-2553. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.411