Titlebar

Export bibliographic data
Literature by the same author
plus on the publication server
plus at Google Scholar

 

The Property of Rationality : A Guide to What Rationality Requires?

Title data

Fink, Julian:
The Property of Rationality : A Guide to What Rationality Requires?
In: Philosophical Studies. Vol. 175 (2018) Issue 1 . - pp. 117-140.
ISSN 1573-0883
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-017-0858-9

Abstract in another language

Can we employ the property of rationality in establishing what rationality requires? According to a central and formal thesis of John Broome’s work on rational requirements, the answer is ‘no’—at least if we expect a precise answer. In particular, Broome argues that the property of full rationality is independent of whether we formulate conditional requirements of rationality as having a wide or a narrow logical scope. That is, by replacing a wide-scope requirement with a corresponding narrow-scope requirement, we do not alter the situations in which a person is fully rational. As a consequence, the property of full rationality is unable to guide us in determining whether a rational requirement has a wide or a narrow logical scope. We cannot resolve the wide/narrow scope debate by appealing to a theory of fully rational attitudes. This paper argues that, and are incorrect. Replacing a wide- with a corresponding narrow-scope requirement can alter the set of circumstances in which a person is fully rational. The property of full rationality is therefore not independent of whether we formulate conditional requirements of rationality as having a wide or a narrow logical scope. As a consequence, the property of full rationality can guide us in determining what rationality requires—even in cases where we expect a precise answer.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Praktische Philosophie > Professur Praktische Philosophie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Julian Fink
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Praktische Philosophie
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 09:07
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 09:07
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/46066