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Practical Reasoning

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693818
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731907 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0007
Practical Reasoning

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Part One of the book argued, by implication, for the unity of reason. This conclusion is reinforced by the argument of this chapter for the unity of reasoning, that is that so-called practical reasoning is ordinary reasoning about practical matters. In defending this conclusion the chapter criticizes claims that practical reasoning is distinguished by special premises, conclusions, or rules of inference.

Keywords: reasoning; practical reasoning; practical syllogism; Aristotle; John Broome; Tony Kenny

Chapter.  6472 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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