Following John Broome and others, I argue for the following 'wide-scope' principle: (2) you should (intend the means, if you intend the end). (2) says that you should either intend the means, or else not intend the end. So it does not have the implausible implications of (1). But it still implies that you do something you should not in intending an end without intending the means.Whata#39;s more Transmission is only of limited use when an agent does have adequate reason for his end. ... The problem is that in permissive cases Transmission does not capture the strictness of instrumental reason. ... 11 Compare Joseph Raz (1999: 100): a#39;most of the time people have a variety of options such that it would accord with reason for them to choose any one of them and it would not beanbsp;...
|Title||:||Reasons, Rationality and the Wide-scope Approach to Instrumental Reason|
|Author||:||Jonathan Mark Way|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|