The Normativity Of Rationality

Author: Ralph Wedgwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198802692
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The central claim of the book is that rationality is a normative concept. This claim is defended against some recent objections. Normative concepts are to be explained in terms of values (not in terms of 'ought' or reasons).

Education S Epistemology

Author: Harvey Siegel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190682671
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Education's Epistemology extends and further defends Harvey Siegel's "reasons conception" of critical thinking.

The Nature Of Rationality

Author: Robert Nozick
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400820832
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Throughout, the book combines daring speculations with detailed investigations to portray the nature and status of rationality and the essential role that imagination plays in this singular human aptitude.

Intellectual Pursuits

Author: Bernard Barber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847688609
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By the value of rationality we mean something more than behavior. We mean the
morally approved, the emotionally supported, the "institutionalized," as the
sociologist would say, preference for rational practice throughout wide areas of
the society. The value of rationality results in the critical approach to all the
phenomena of human existence in the attempt to reduce them to ever more
consistent, orderly, and generalized forms of understanding. Rationality as a
value is specifically ...

Value Reasoning

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319541389
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This book is a survey of key issues in the theory of evaluation aimed at exhibiting and clarifying the rational nature of the thought-procedures involved.

Reason And Rationality In Health And Human Services Delivery

Author: Jean A Pardeck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317948602
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Virtually every undertaking is thought to be upgraded by practices that enhance
rationality. Research methodologies, laboratory techniques, or intervention
strategies that reflect reason are presumed to facilitate treatment. Because
reason is purc, or innocent, as some contemporary writers claim, the value of
rationality is seldom questioned (Murphy, 1989). What reasonable person, in
short, attacks rationality? REASON AND DUALISM Nonetheless, a host of
contemporary critics has ...

The Glorious Koran

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873953566
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Karl R. Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies The purpose of this chapter is
to argue for the value of rationality. The argument will proceed in three phases.
The first phase will take up the second of two questions that have been
distinguished in Chapter Eight and reiterated in Chapter Nine. The first question
is: what makes a theory rational? That question has been answered by the theory
of rationality. The second question is: why should a person accept a rational
theory? The first ...

Rationality And Religious Commitment

Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199609578
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Can it be rational to be religious? Robert Audi gives a persuasive positive answer through an account of rationality and a rich, nuanced understanding of what religious commitment means.

The Nature Of Normativity

Author: Ralph Wedgwood
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0199251312
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The Nature of Normativity presents a complete theory about the nature of normative thought - that is, the sort of thought that is concerned with what ought to be the case, or what we ought to do or think.

The Origin Of Values

Author: Raymond Boudon
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412838142
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A Seminal and Difficult Notion: “Axiological Rationality” 1 The concept of “
axiological rationality” (my translation of Wertrationalita't) is possibly one of the
most difficult of all the concepts Weber put on the market. Sometimes the
expression is understood as describing situations where a social actor acts in
conformity with the values he has internalized. Sometimes it is entirely rejected
as meaningless, as a contradiction between the two terms “value” and “rationality
.” I have conducted no ...