Practical Tortoise Raising

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI:
Practical Tortoise Raising

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This chapter is modelled upon Lewis Carroll's famous chapter published in Mind in 1895. It unfolds a dialogue between the tortoise, representing a Humean approach to practical reasoning, and Achilles who believes that reason takes us all the way. The tortoise rebuts game-theoretic, Kantian, and Aristotelian versions of rationalism.

Keywords: tortoise; Achilles; rationalism; game theory; Kant; practical reason

Chapter.  7841 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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