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The Oxford Handbook of Rationality
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The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

Alfred R. Mele and Piers Rawling

Abstract

This volume is divided into two main parts. The first examines the nature of rationality broadly understood, which is customarily divided into the theoretical and the practical. Whereas theoretical or epistemic rationality is concerned with what it is rational to believe and sometimes with rational degrees of belief, practical rationality is concerned with what it is rational to do, or intend or desire to do. Included in part I are discussions of practical and theoretical rationality and the relations between them; the relation between reasoning and rationality; rationality as internal consist ... More

Keywords: externalism, Hume, internalism, irrationality, Kant, morality, motivation, practical, rationality, reason, theoretical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195145397
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195145399.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alfred R. Mele, editor
Florida State University
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Piers Rawling, editor
Florida State University
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