Ethical theory and moral practice

TitleWhat Carroll’s tortoise actually proves
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWieland, JWillem
JournalEthical theory and moral practice
Volume16
Number5
Pagination983–997
Abstract

Rationality requires us to have certain propositional attitudes (beliefs, intentions, etc.) given certain other attitudes that we have. Carroll’s Tortoise repeatedly shows up in this discussion. Following up on Brunero (Ethical Theory Moral Pract 8:557–569, 2005), I ask what Carroll-style considerations actually prove. This paper rejects two existing suggestions, and defends a third.

DOI10.1007/s10677-012-9397-9
Citation Keywieland2013carroll