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Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind$
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Gilbert Harman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198238027

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198238029.001.0001

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(p.9) 1 Rationality
Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Gilbert Harman (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Distinguishes logic from the theory of reasoning, rejects special epistemic foundations in favour of a general epistemological conservatism and discusses the role in reasoning of coherence and simplicity. The difference between theoretical and practical reasoning is discussed, as is the role that practical considerations play in theoretical reasoning.

Keywords:   conservatism, foundations, logic, practical reasoning, theoretical reasoning, rationality

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