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Title: The Normativity of Rationality
Authors: Way, Jonathan
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Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Way J (2010) The Normativity of Rationality, Philosophy Compass, 5 (12), pp. 1057-1068.
Abstract: This article is an introduction to the recent debate about whether rationality is normative – that is, very roughly, about whether we should have attitudes which fit together in a coherent way. I begin by explaining an initial problem – the “detaching problem” – that arises on the assumption that we should have coherent attitudes. I then explain the prominent “wide-scope” solution to this problem, and some of the central objections to it. I end by considering the options that arise if we reject the wide-s
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Philosophy

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