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The Myth of Instrumental Rationality 1

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693818
eISBN:
9780191731907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Facilitative reasons are explained. They are, it is claimed, what are often referred to as instrumental reasons. However, they are both wider and narrower than common accounts of instrumental reasons ... More


Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical ... More


Intelligible Responses

Anthony Simon Laden

in Reasoning: A Social Picture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199606191
eISBN:
9780191741081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606191.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter discusses the place of instrumental reasons and the basic schema of inference within the social picture. It argues that these principles play a role in reasoning through their capacity to ... More


Instrumental Rationality 1

Ralph Wedgwood

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics: Volume 6

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606375
eISBN:
9780191729478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606375.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers an account of ‘instrumental rationality’, by clarifying (a) the nature of instrumental reasoning, and (b) what it is to do instrumental reasoning in a rational way. Joseph Raz was ... More


Formal and Substantive Principles of Reason

Christine M. Korsgaard

in Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199552795
eISBN:
9780191720550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552795.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter lays out the principles of practical reason whose normativity the book defends, and distinguishes them from other proposed principles of practical reason. The principle of instrumental ... More


Hobbes: Fear, Power, and the Passions

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter presents Hobbes as a philosopher who overturned prevailing assumptions about the passions, abandoning, in particular, the ideals on which psychomachia was based. Hobbes casts the ... More


‘Mad Idolatry’: Commodification and Reification in Troilus and Cressida

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Troilus and Cressida, William Shakespeare presents something like a full thematic development of the complex that forms the basis of an implicit ... More


Kant on Practical Reason

Allen W. Wood

in Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195395686
eISBN:
9780199979295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395686.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Kant’s derivation of the supreme principle of morality in the Second Section of Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals proceeds by way of a philosophical examination of “the practical faculty of ... More


Choosing Rationally and Choosing Correctly

Ralph Wedgwood

in Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199257362
eISBN:
9780191601842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257361.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Argues that internal requirements on rational choice are derived from the ultimate practical ‘aim’ of arriving at correct choices, which depend on which of one's options really are good things to do. ... More


Immanent and Transcendent Dimensions of Reason

Anthony O'Hear

in Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250043
eISBN:
9780191598111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250045.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

There is a tension between considering humans as creatures of reason and as creatures of nature subject to Nature's categorical imperatives. While reason may raise sceptical doubts about our beliefs ... More


Humean Approaches

Hazlett Allan

in A Luxury of the Understanding: On the Value of True Belief

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674800
eISBN:
9780191761164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674800.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

“Humean” approaches to epistemic normativity, which explain epistemic normativity as a species of instrumental normativity, are articulated and criticized. A “teleological” conception of belief, on ... More


Practical Reasoning and Inference

John Broome

in Thinking About Reasons: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199604678
eISBN:
9780191759062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604678.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Practical reasoning is reasoning by means of which you arrive at a new intention. Reasoning in general is an activity through which you arrive at a new attitude by means of a rule-governed operation ... More


The Principle of Sufficient Autonomy

Liam Shields

in Just Enough: Sufficiency As a Demand of Justice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748691869
eISBN:
9781474427029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691869.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that we should adopt a sufficientarian view of how autonomy should be promoted. The chapter considers egalitarian and prioritarian principles for promoting autonomy and considers ... More


Epistemic Modulations

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693818
eISBN:
9780191731907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Explores the ways actual beliefs or knowledge affect what reasons people have, what they ought to do, and when their actions will be justified. It denies that actual beliefs affect what reasons ... More


Psychological Literacy: Bridging Citizenship and Character

Bryan W. Sokol and Janet E. Kuebli

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0067
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Building on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s claim that “Intelligence plus character… is the goal of true education,” this chapter explores the parallels between character development and psychological ... More


Islam as Public Philosophy: Pragmatics of Knowledge

Mohammed A. Bamyeh

in Lifeworlds of Islam: The Pragmatics of a Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190280567
eISBN:
9780190280581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280567.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Surveying the structure of Islamic public philosophy over 100 years, this chapter identifies two major approaches: instrumental reason and hermeneutics. The instrumentalists present Islam as an ... More


Instrumental and Other Forms of Reasoning

Jonathan Dancy

in Practical Shape: A Theory of Practical Reasoning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805441
eISBN:
9780191843518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805441.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers various ways of capturing the nature and force of instrumental reasoning, normally understood as reasoning to a necessary means to an already existing end. It gives a new ... More


The Derivation

John Gibbons

in The Norm of Belief

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199673391
eISBN:
9780191751684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673391.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Part II, Objectivism, is primarily concerned with the extent to which the objectivist can explain, or explain away, the subjectivist intuitions. Perhaps we can derive the subjective requirement on ... More


/ Between France and India in 1790: Custom and Arithmetic Reason in a Country of Conquest

Sunil M. Agnani

in Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251803
eISBN:
9780823253050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251803.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 3 considers links between Burke's writings and anticolonial thought (and Raynal), arguing that Burke's writings on India and France are related and even deeply intertwined concerns, rather ... More


Reasoning to Intention

Jonathan Dancy

in Practical Shape: A Theory of Practical Reasoning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805441
eISBN:
9780191843518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805441.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers John Broome’s account of instrumental reasoning. It argues that his account is far too restrictive. Broome fails to allow for various perfectly good forms of reasoning, such as ... More


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