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Voluntarism and transparent deliberation

Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen


It is widely assumed that doxastic deliberation is transparent to the factual question of the truth of the proposition being considered for belief, and that this sets doxastic deliberation apart from practical deliberation. This feature is frequently invoked in arguments against doxastic voluntarism. I argue that transparency to factual questions occurs in practical deliberation in ways parallel to transparency in doxastic deliberation. I argue that this should make us reconsider the appeal to transparency in arguments against doxastic voluntarism, and the wider issue of distinguishing theoretical from practical rationality. br>
South African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 25(2) 2006: 171-176

South African Journal of Philosophy.   ISSN: 0258 0136