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Rationality

Gilbert Harman

in Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597633 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238029.003.0002
 Rationality

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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

Chapter.  13514 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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