The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity
Reasons figure large in our ordinary talk of deliberating about or justifying actions or conclusions. Suppose, for example, you want to convince a friend to dine with you at Obelisk tonight. Typically, you will offer reasons—there is a new chef, the reviews have been excellent. Or suppose you want to explain why you believe raccoons have been in the backyard. You will offer your evidence, again, typically, in the form of reasons—the garbage was broken into, those tracks look like raccoon prints.
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Nair, S., & Horty, J. (in press). The logic of reasons. In D. Star (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity. USA: Oxford University Press.