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Rationality and Reflection: How to Think About What to Think

Jonathan L. Kvanvig


This work arises out of a dilemma for any theory of rationality. Any such theory begins with an account of natural rationality, the kind of response to the environment that we share with the beasts. Once such an account is developed, one which makes understandable why some beliefs are more fitting in a given circumstance than other beliefs, there is still the possibility of the organism in question reflecting on the situation in question and coming to the conclusion that a different belief is better in those circumstances. Such an organism may even engage in cognitive training, so that believi ... More

Keywords: rationality, reflection, justification, epistemic appraisal, normativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716419
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan L. Kvanvig, author
Baylor University