This chapter aims to explore actions more closely, specifically turning an eye to matters of intentional action. The chapter distinguishes instances of wanting from instances of willing, and drives a wedge between motivating and justificatory reasons that will be further explored in Chapter 7. It contrasts the case of the Appalachian Trail Murders with the Ives Bear Attack (from Chapter 2) to suggest that motivating reasons are primarily employed in explanatory arguments, but that justificatory reasons emerge as principles of the will.
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