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Single Idea 19519

[catalogued under 20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / c. Reasons as causes]

Full Idea

In decision theory, there is a view according to which the rational basis for all decisions is evidential. This kind of decision theory is typically contrasted with causal decision theory.

Gist of Idea

Rational decisions are either taken to be based on evidence, or to be explained causally


E Conee / R Feldman (Introduction to 'Evidentialism' [2004], p.3)

Book Reference

Conee,E/Feldman,R: 'Evidentialism' [OUP 2004], p.3

A Reaction

Your Kantian presumably likes rational reflection on evidence, and your modern reductive scientist prefers causality (which doesn't really sound very rational).