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The importance of being rational

Author: Errol Lord
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Importance of Being Rational systematically defends a novel reasons-based account of rationality. The book's central thesis is that what it is for one to be rational is to correctly respond to the normative reasons one possesses. Errol Lord defends novel views about what it is to possess reasons and what it is to correctly respond to reasons. He shows that these views not only help to support the book's main  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Lord
ISBN: 0198815093 9780198815099
OCLC Number: 1013965812
Description: xv, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Initial motivations --
1. Introduction: reasons responsiveness, the reasons program, and knowledge-first --
2. The coherent and the rational --
Part II: Possessing reasons --
3. What it is to possess a reason: the epistemic condition --
4. What it is to possess a reason: the practical condition --
Part III: Correctly responding to reasons --
5. What it is to correctly respond to reasons --
6. Achievements and intelligibility : for disjunctivism about reacting for reasons --
Part IV: Two problems solved --
7. Defeating the externalist's demons --
8. What you're rationally required to do and what you ought to do (are the same thing!).
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Errol Lord offers a new account of the nature of rationality: what it is for one to be rational is to correctly respond to the normative reasons one possesses. Lord defends novel views about what it  Read more...

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