Aspects of Rationality: Reflections on What It Means To Be Rational and Whether We Are by Raymond S. Nickerson
What does it mean to be rational - the right and effective mind? How is rationality, which is widely perceived, related to the knowledge one acquires, the beliefs that one…
Aspects of Rationality synopsis
What does it mean to be rational - the right and effective mind? How is rationality, which is widely perceived, related to the knowledge one acquires, the beliefs that one constitutes, the interpretations he builds or absorbs, the judgments and decisions he makes, and the values he adopts? What is the nature of human reasoning, and in particular, do you tend to be rational? Much has been written about human rationality - or lack thereof. In recent years, some writers have focused attention on the many ways people seem not to be rational, at least if rationality is always considered to mean thinking or behaving according to some standard criteria.
Others have argued that if human reasoning is flawed as this work suggests, it is surprising that we as a species exist to observe the truth. This book examines a lot of empirical research on logic as it is linked to various concepts of rationality, not limited to matching thought and behavior or the dictates of a normative system or another.
The discussion focuses on specific topics that represent the fundamental aspects of any sufficiently comprehensive perception of rationality: intelligence and knowledge. Beliefs.
Goals, values, and impact; Interpretations of judgment and choice; Understanding and wisdom.
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