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Rationality in Thought and Action

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199609574
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731822 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0001
Rationality in Thought and Action

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This chapter presents a short version of a theory of rationality developed by the author over many years. It considers both theoretical rationality (the kind central in epistemology and focusing above all on belief) and practical rationality (the kind central for motivation and action). The chapter connects rationality with experience on the foundational side and with reasoning on the developmental side.

Keywords: rationality; theoretical rationality; epistemology; belief; practical rationality; motivation; action; experience

Chapter.  8054 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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