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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 787–791 | Cite as

The Ladder of Rationality

John Broome: Rationality Through Reasoning Oxford, Wiley Blackwell, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4051-1710-4, 308 pages, £24.99/€31.30
  • Julian Fink
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Abstract

This paper is a review and critical discussion of John Broome’s Rationality Through Reasoning. In particular, it engages critically with (i) Broome’s view on the independence of normative reasons and rationality, (ii) his construal of the capacity, property, and requirement senses of “rationality”, and (iii) his account of reasoning as a conscious, rule-following operation on mental contents.

Keywords

Broome Rationality Through Reasoning Rationality Reasons Requirements Reasoning 

References

  1. Fink J (2014) A constitutive account of “rationality requires”. Erkenntnis 79:909–941CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Grice P (2001) Aspects of reason. Oxford University Press, OxfordCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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