The Oxford Handbook of Rationality / Edition 1

The Oxford Handbook of Rationality / Edition 1

by Piers Rawling
     
 


Rationality has long been a central topic in philosophy, crossing standard divisions and categories. It continues to attract much attention in published research and teaching by philosophers as well as scholars in other disciplines, including economics, psychology, and law. The Oxford Handbook of Rationality is an indispensable reference to theSee more details below

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Rationality has long been a central topic in philosophy, crossing standard divisions and categories. It continues to attract much attention in published research and teaching by philosophers as well as scholars in other disciplines, including economics, psychology, and law. The Oxford Handbook of Rationality is an indispensable reference to the current state of play in this vital and interdisciplinary area of study. Twenty-two newly commissioned chapters by a roster of distinguished philosophers provide an overview of the prominent views on rationality, with each author also developing a unique and distinctive argument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195145397
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/08/2004
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Introduction: Aspects of Rationality3
2Theoretical Rationality: Its Sources, Structure, and Scope17
3Practical Aspects of Theoretical Reasoning45
4Procedural and Substantive Practical Rationality57
5Humean Rationality75
6Kant: Rationality as Practical Reason93
7Duty, Rationality, and Practical Reasons110
8Bayesianism132
9Decision Theory and Morality156
10Rationality and Game Theory182
11Practical Reasoning and Emotion206
12The Rationality of Being Guided by Rules222
13Motivated Irrationality240
14Paradoxes of Rationality257
15Rationality and Psychology279
16Gender and Rationality301
17Rationality and Persons320
18Rationality, Language, and the Principle of Charity343
19Rationality and Science363
20Economic Rationality380
21Legal Theory and the Rational Actor399
22Rationality and Evolution417
References439
Index469

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