The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

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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.
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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 180 x 256 x 32mm | 899.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195145399
  • 9780195145397
  • 871,431

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The Handbook provides an engaging and accessible survey of current philosophical studies of rationality, and a useful up-to-date roadmap of state-of-the-art thinking on this enduring topicThis is an authoritative sourcebook. Whereas each chapter can be read on its own and the references within each essay direct the reader to further writings in that topic area, the selection and arrangement of the topics are thoughtful and well-designed. Each author is undoubtedly
among the best qualified candidates to undertake his or her commissioned chapter, and most essays are consistently of high quality. * Jing Zhu, Philosophical Psychology *
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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Aspects of Rationality ; 2. Theoretical Rationality: Its Sources, Structure, and Scope ; 3. Practical Aspects of Theoretical Rationality ; 4. Procedural and Substantive Practical Rationality ; 5. Humean Rationality ; 6. Kant: Rationality as Practical Reason ; 7. Duty, Rationality, and Practical Reasons ; 8. Bayesianism ; 9. Decision Theory and Morality ; 10. Rationality and Game Theory ; 11. Practical Reasoning and Emotion ; 12. The Rationality of Being Guided by Rules ; 13. Motivated Irrationality ; 14. Paradoxes of Rationality ; 15. Rationality and Psychology ; 16. Gender and Rationality ; 17. Rationality and Persons ; 18. Rationality, Language, and the Principle of Charity ; 19. Rationality and Science ; 20. Economic Rationality ; 21. Contractarian Legal Theory ; 22. Rationality and Evolution
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