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Rationality and the Good

Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epistemology, theory of knowledge,
  • Ethics & moral philosophy,
  • Epistemology,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Philosophy / Epistemology,
  • Philosophy,
  • 20th century,
  • Congresses,
  • Ethics,
  • Knowledge, Theory of,
  • Philosophy, Modern

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMark Timmons (Editor), John Greco (Editor), Alfred R. Mele (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10135169M
    ISBN 100195326024
    ISBN 109780195326024

    Classical Foundationalism. I hope that the second book will address some of these matters. Two types of rationality, and preferences over beliefs[ edit ] Caplan posits that there are two types of rationality: Epistemic rationality, which roughly consists of forming beliefs in truth-conducive ways, making reasonable efforts to avoid fallacious reasoning, and keeping an open mind for new evidence. Caplan described his own work on rational irrationality as an attempt to rescue democratic failure from Wittman's attacks.

    Endorsements The Rationality Quotient is a significant advance in the psychology of rationality. In an essay on irrationality in politics Michael Huemer [3] identifies some possible sources of preferences over beliefs: Self-interested bias: People tend to hold beliefs that, if generally accepted, would benefit themselves or the group with whom they identify. The book can be a challenging read, largely in a good way. Daniel Kahneman Princeton University; winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics The project presented by these authors is staggering in its scale and ambition. Confessions of a Public Speaker is a great read if you're looking to increase those vital public speaking skills.

    The rational model also assumes: An individual has full and perfect information on which to base a choice. Caplan attempts to demonstrate empirically the existence Rationality and the Good book systemic biases in beliefs about economics in his book The Myth of the Rational Voter. Any reference to being guided explicitly by what you think is rational, or implicitly guided by evidence, disappears. Simon as a more holistic way of understanding decision-making. After quoting the radical view of Menachem Kellner, who says there is no formulated creed at all that is required of a religious Jew nowadays, as opposed to the more traditional view which is maintained by J. The interplay with value rationality or expressive rationality is mainly discussed in philosophy and sociology, but never in an empirical way.


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It leaves out consideration of personal feelings, loyalties, or sense of obligation. In the framework of neoclassical Rationality and the Good bookCaplan posits that there is a demand for irrationality. These authors are first-rate scholars and they have produced an unusually erudite work.

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The interplay with value rationality or expressive rationality is mainly discussed in philosophy and sociology, but never in an empirical way. A monumental achievement and a must-read for all who call themselves scholars of reasoning.

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He further argues that when it comes to concrete security and foreign policies, IR employment of rationality borders on "malpractice": rationality-based descriptions are largely either false or unfalsifiable; many observers fail to explicate the meaning of "rationality" they employ; and the concept is frequently used politically to distinguish between "us and them.

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After the publication of Caplan's book, Wittman and Caplan debated each other. Sources of preferences over beliefs[ edit ] For rational irrationality to exist, people must have preferences over beliefs: certain beliefs must be appealing to people for reasons other than their truth value.

Chapter 1 presents some prima facie support for the claim that rationality is normative, and introduces a number of challenges to this claim that are addressed in the rest of the book: i the possibility of cases in which irrationality is rewarded e.Rationality and the Good Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi Edited by Mark Timmons, John Greco, and Alfred R.

Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

Mele. Rationality and the Good includes thirteen new essays on the work of the noted philosopher Robert Audi, by Fred Adams, William P. Alston, Laurence BonJour, Roger Crisp, Elizabeth Fricker, Bernard Gert, Thomas Hurka, Al Mele, Hugh McCann, Walter Sinnott.

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What Do I Mean By “Rationality”? I mean: Epistemic rationality: systematically improving the accuracy of your beliefs. Instrumental rationality: systematically achieving your values. When you open your Rationality and the Good book and look at the room around you, you’ll locate your laptop in relation to the table, and you’ll locate a bookcase in relation to the wall.

It investigates the interconnected debates on rationality in a clear and careful way, and Rationality and the Good book a sophisticated account with important implications for each of these areas. The book can be a challenging read, largely in a good way.

It is guaranteed to make you think hard about fundamental questions and puzzles regarding the nature of.Epistemic rationality is about building accurate maps instead. This correspondence between belief and pdf is commonly called “truth,” and I’m happy to call it that.1 [#fn1x8] Instrumental rationality, on the other hand, is about steering reality—sending the future where you want it to go.Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics download pdf Epistemology of Robert Audi.

Mark C Timmons, John Greco, Alfred Mele. Research output: Book/Report › Book. 10 Citations (Scopus) Abstract.

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