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The Architecture of Reason: The Structure and Substance of Rationality

Robert Audi


The literature on theoretical reason has been dominated by epistemological concerns, treatments of practical reason by ethical concerns. This book overcomes the limitations of dealing with each separately. It sets out a comprehensive theory of rationality applicable to both practical and theoretical reason. In both domains, the book explains how experience grounds rationality, delineates the structure of central elements, and attacks the egocentric conception of rationality. It establishes the rationality of altruism and thereby supports major moral principles. The concluding part describes th ... More

Keywords: theoretical reason, rationality, egocentric conception, altruism, pluralism

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195158427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158427.001.0001


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Robert Audi, author
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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