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The Unity of Reasoning?

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Reasoning is a process, and practical reasoning is a process that concludes in an intention. This chapter presents an account of the process of practical reasoning, specifically of instrumental reasoning. It compares it with the process of theoretical reasoning. The two processes are very different, but they are nevertheless closely entangled together. This is because you can only acquire the intention of doing something if you also acquire the belief that you will do it. Instrumental reasoni...

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Oxford University Press
Host title:
Spheres of Reason: New Essays in the Philosophy of Normativity
Publication date:
2010-02-01
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uuid:6df462d8-8054-42c1-9786-6c0ba2cc4b14
Source identifiers:
194920
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pubs:194920
ISBN:
9780199572939

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