Synthese

, Volume 194, Issue 1, pp 163–184 | Cite as

Carnapian rationality

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Abstract

It is generally thought that Carnap’s principle of tolerance cannot be integrated into a coherent overall conception of rationality. The doubts come from many sides, of which two are singled out. This paper argues (and documents) that both are wrong, and that Carnapian rationality is a viable and perhaps quite interesting program for further development.

Keywords

Carnap’s principle of tolerance Carnap’s inductive logic Quine Rationality Instrumental rationality Kantian ethics Carnap’s meta-philosophy 

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  1. 1.ChicagoUSA

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