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How Many Normative Notions of Rationality? A Critical Study of Wedgwood’s The Value of Rationality

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Melis G (2019) How Many Normative Notions of Rationality? A Critical Study of Wedgwood’s The Value of Rationality. Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anz088

Abstract
First paragraph: The main goal of Wedgwood’s book , expected to be the first instalment of a trilogy, is to defend the claim that the concept of rationality is normative. Among other things, on Wedgwood’s understanding, this is supposed to entail that ‘we always ought to be as we are rationally required to be’ (33). Since Wedgwood argues that a mentalist variety of internalism is true of rationality, in his picture the demands of rationality may be characterized as the demand that the agent is broadly coherent—that one’s way of thinking fit with the mental states and events present in one’s mind at the relevant times (4).

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Philosophy

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Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

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Analysis

StatusPublished
Author(s)Melis, Giacomo
FundersJohn Templeton Foundation and Natural Science project at the University of Stirling
Publication date online09/12/2019
Date accepted by journal06/11/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30638
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
eISSN1467-8284
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