The Nature of Rationality als Taschenbuch
PORTO-
FREI

The Nature of Rationality

Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Taschenbuch
Repeatedly and successfully, the celebrated Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick has reached out to a broad audience beyond the confines of his discipline, addressing ethical and social problems that matter to every thoughtful person. Here Nozick contin … weiterlesen
Dieses Taschenbuch ist auch verfügbar als:
Taschenbuch

39,99 *

inkl. MwSt.
Portofrei
Lieferbar innerhalb von 3 bis 5 Werktagen
The Nature of Rationality als Taschenbuch

Produktdetails

Titel: The Nature of Rationality
Autor/en: Robert Nozick

ISBN: 0691020965
EAN: 9780691020969
Paperback.
Sprache: Englisch.
Princeton University Press

19. Dezember 1994 - kartoniert - 244 Seiten

Beschreibung

Repeatedly and successfully, the celebrated Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick has reached out to a broad audience beyond the confines of his discipline, addressing ethical and social problems that matter to every thoughtful person. Here Nozick continues his search for the connections between philosophy and "ordinary" experience. In the lively and accessible style that his readers have come to expect, he offers a bold theory of rationality, the one characteristic deemed to fix humanity's "specialness." What are principles for? asks Nozick. We could act simply on whim, or maximize our self-interest and recommend that others do the same. As Nozick explores rationality of decision and rationality of belief, he shows how principles actually function in our day-to-day thinking and in our efforts to live peacefully and productively with each other.

Throughout, the book combines daring speculations with detailed investigations to portray the nature and status of rationality and the essential role that imagination plays in this singular human aptitude.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments Intellectual Functions Interpersonal Functions Personal Functions Overcoming Temptation Sunk Costs Symbolic Utility Teleological Devices IIDecision-Value Newcomb's Problem Prisoner's Dilemma Finer Distinctions: Consequences and Goals IIIRational Belief Cognitive Goals Responsiveness to Reasons Rules of Rationality Belief Bias IVEvolutionary Reasons Reasons and Facts Fitness and Function Rationality's Function VInstrumental Rationality and Its Limits Is Instrumental Rationality Enough? Rational Preferences Testability, Interpretation, and Conditionalization Philosophical Heuristics Rationality's Imagination Notes Subject Index Index of Names

Pressestimmen

"Robert Nozick's brief, vivid, energetic, intensely personal and enviably clever book attacks head-on the question of what rationality really is."--John Dunn, The Times Higher Education Supplement "Robert Nozick always attacks his problems in a disconcertingly original way... From Mr. Nozick you always expect fireworks... The questions he addresses are fundamental in the true philosophical sense: Why exactly should we want to act and believe rationally? Why should we formulate principles of action and try to stick to them? The questions are not moral but explicatory. He is not out to argue that unprincipled or irrational behavior is immoral; rather, he invites us to consider what we are trying to do, and what the justification for such behavior is... Sure to attract a great deal of interest."--Anthony Gottlieb, The New York Times Book Review "To Nozick, rationality and belief are each an evolutionary adaptation to a world that changes in nonregular ways. Our acts resonate with symbolic meaning and 'stand for' our principles and beliefs. In this boldly original ... inquiry which will reward serious students of philosophy, Nozick uses decision theory to propose new rules of rational decision-making that take into account the symbolic, practical, and evolutionary components of our behavior ... this challenging treatise champions reason as a faculty that enables us to transcend our mere animal status and to strive toward goals by the light of principles."--Publishers Weekly "From Mr. Nozick you always expect fireworks... The questions he addresses are fundamental in the true philosophical sense: Why exactly should we want to act and believe rationally?"--The New York Times Book Review
Entdecken Sie mehr
Servicehotline
089 - 70 80 99 47

Mo. - Fr. 8.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Sa. 10.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Filialhotline
089 - 30 75 75 75

Mo. - Sa. 9.00 - 20.00 Uhr
Bleiben Sie in Kontakt:
Sicher & bequem bezahlen:
akzeptierte Zahlungsarten: Überweisung, offene Rechnung,
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Paypal
Zustellung durch:
¹ Mängelexemplare sind Bücher mit leichten Beschädigungen, die das Lesen aber nicht einschränken. Mängelexemplare sind durch einen Stempel als solche gekennzeichnet. Die frühere Buchpreisbindung ist aufgehoben.
* Alle Preise verstehen sich inkl. der gesetzlichen MwSt. Informationen über den Versand und anfallende Versandkosten finden Sie hier.
** Deutschsprachige eBooks und Bücher dürfen aufgrund der in Deutschland geltenden Buchpreisbindung und/oder Vorgaben von Verlagen nicht rabattiert werden.
Soweit von uns deutschsprachige eBooks günstiger angezeigt werden, wurde bei diesen kürzlich von den Verlagen der Preis gesenkt.
Soweit von uns deutschsprachige gedruckte Bücher günstiger angezeigt werden, wurde bei diesen die Buchpreisbindung aufgehoben.
Angaben zu Preisnachlässen beziehen sich auf den dargestellten Vergleichspreis.