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Rationality in action

Author: John R Searle
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Series: Jean Nicod lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study of rationality and practical reason, or rationality in action, has been central to Western intellectual culture. In this invigorating book, John Searle lays out six claims of what he calls the Classical Model of rationality and shows why they are false. He then presents an alternative theory of the role of rationality in thought and action.A central point of Searle's theory is that only irrational actions  Read more...
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Searle, John R.
Rationality in action.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001030166
(OCoLC)46240387
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Searle
ISBN: 9780262283342 0262283344 0262194635 9780262194631 0262692821 9780262692823
OCLC Number: 53191221
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages).
Contents: 1. The classical model of rationality and its weaknesses --
2. The basic structure of intentionality, action, and meaning --
3. The gap : of time and the self --
4. The logical structure of reasons --
5. Some special features of practical reason : strong altruism as a logical requirement --
6. How we create desire-independent reasons for action --
7. 7. Weakness of will --
8. Why there is no deductive logic of practical reason --
9. Consciousness, free action, and the brain.
Series Title: Jean Nicod lectures.
Responsibility: John R. Searle.

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