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    ...to say that actions are good just because they seems to make morality arbitrary. God could decree anything to be good: lying or treachery, for example. It seems more reasonable to say that lying and treachery are bad and for this reason the gods or God condemn or disapprove of them and that we should also. One implication of this view is that morality has a certain independence; if so, we should be able to determine whether certain actions are right or wrong in themselves and for some reason.
    To me 'for some reason' is the same as 'for some unknown reason'. In this paragraph though, it doesn't seem like such is the case. Could you tell me what 'for some reason' in this text means?

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    Default Re: for some reason

    Perhaps it means there is a reason those actions are right or wrong.

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    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/reason_1
    for some reason (or other/or another) (=for a reason that you do not know)
    For some reason or other, he couldn't come today.


    The CEO, a failure as a manager, was re-appointed for some reason unknown.
    Can I say "for some reason unknown" in place of "for some reason (or other/or another)"?

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    Default Re: for some reason

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/reason_1
    for some reason (or other/or another) (=for a reason that you do not know)
    For some reason or other, he couldn't come today.


    The CEO, a failure as a manager, was re-appointed for some reason unknown.
    Can I say "for some reason unknown" in place of "for some reason (or other/or another)"?
    "...for some unknown reason" is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaraKiriBlade View Post
    To me 'for some reason' is the same as 'for some unknown reason'. In this paragraph though, it doesn't seem like such is the case. Could you tell me what 'for some reason' in this text means?

    - HKB
    It seems to me that it should read: "...and for what reason".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "...for some unknown reason" is better.
    Thank you for the response.

    Although "...for some unknown reason" is better, isn't "...for some reason unknown" incorrect?

    1. for some reason unknown to someone
    2. for some unknown reason to someone
    #1 is correct, but #2 is incorrect, isn't it?

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    Default Re: for some reason

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    Thank you for the response.

    Although "...for some unknown reason" is better, isn't "...for some reason unknown" incorrect?

    1. for some reason unknown to someone
    2. for some unknown reason to someone
    #1 is correct, but #2 is incorrect, isn't it?
    Yes, #2 is incorrect in this case.

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    Default Re: for some reason

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    Thank you for the response.

    Although "...for some unknown reason" is better, isn't "...for some reason unknown" incorrect?

    1. for some reason unknown to someone
    2. for some unknown reason to someone
    #1 is correct, but #2 is incorrect, isn't it?
    They're both wrong in the current context.
    It means "for some reason known to someone", "for some known reason".
    We should be able to determine what's right and what's wrong, and at least someone should know the reason for it being so.

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    Default Re: for some reason

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    Thank you for the response.

    Although "...for some unknown reason" is better, isn't "...for some reason unknown" incorrect?

    1. for some reason unknown to someone
    2. for some unknown reason to someone
    #1 is correct, but #2 is incorrect, isn't it?
    It would be a reason unknown to anyone in this context. (Not someone.)



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