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Self-TrustA Study of Reason, Knowledge, and Autonomy$
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Keith Lehrer

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198236658

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236658.001.0001

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Self-Trust and the Loop of Reason

Self-Trust and the Loop of Reason

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1 Self-Trust and the Loop of Reason
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Self-Trust
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Keith Lehrer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236658.003.0001

This chapter proposes a conception of reason grounded upon self-trust and individual evaluation of social norms. It argues that consensus is based on the aggregation of individual evaluation, just as individual evaluation is based on the aggregated consensus of the group. It offers a model of aggregation to explain how. It begins with the individual, conceding the social influence of thought and evaluation, because all individuals, however shaped and formed by others, must also decide for themselves what they accept and prefer.

Keywords:   reason, evaluation, self-trust, social norms

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