Unformatted text preview: that he judges to be worse than an alternative action y, whilst believing himself free to do either). Distinguish that which is judged morally best from that which is judged best in other ways: the toothbrush example. Davidson’s Solution Davidson distinguishes two different sorts of practical judgement, conditional (prima facie) judgements: Relative to considerations C, doing A is best; and unconditional, all-out, judgements (judgements sans phrase): Doing A is best (in Davidson’s account, these unconditional judgments are equivalent to intentions). Unconditional judgments always follow from conditional judgments. If the agent is rational the unconditional judgements should follow from her all-things considered conditional judgments: Relative to considerations C (the total set of considerations available to me), doing A is best...
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, Judgment, bad things, Davidson, unconditional judgments, (prima facie)