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Attributions of inferential error, epistemic virtues, and models of minimal rationality

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Attributions of inferential error, epistemic virtues, and models of minimal rationality

Allen-Hermanson, Sean (1996) Attributions of inferential error, epistemic virtues, and models of minimal rationality. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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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)
Authors:Allen-Hermanson, Sean
Pagination:vii, 121 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Philosophy
Date:1996
Thesis Supervisor(s):Clarke, Murray
ID Code:145
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:10
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:12
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