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The normativity of rationality: a defense

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Rationality is very widely regarded as a normative notion, which underwrites various everyday normative practices of evaluation, criticism, and advice. When some agent behaves irrationally, she is likely to be critically evaluated, and advised to change her ways. Such practices seem to presuppose that agents ought to behave as rationality requires. But some philosophers question this thought. They argue that at least some requirements of rationality cannot be ones that we ought to...

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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2013-10-14

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