Allen-Hermanson, Sean (1996) Attributions of inferential error, epistemic virtues, and models of minimal rationality. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
I defend an account of agency which holds that a more desirable, empirically accurate, model of rationality must reject certain well-entrenched assumptions about the connection between logic and good reasoning. I argue following Cherniak, that models of rationality must use desire fulfillment, and not just logic or probability theory as the ultimate normative standard of rational choice . Cherniak's theory is expanded upon, defended from both real and imagined critics , and distinguished from the positions of Stich, the Positivists and Relativists.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||vii, 121 leaves ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (M.A.)|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Clarke, Murray|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 17:10|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 15:12|
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