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|Rationality, philosophy: rationality is the ability of a being to consciously adapt to a situation due to the generalizations of his experiences. It can also be rational to want to learn something new. See also system, order, creativity, discoveries, evaluation, repetition._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
John McDowell on Rationality - Dictionary of Arguments
Animal/human/Aristotle/McDowell: Human = rational animal whose reason is part of its being an animal, and not a mysterious foothold in a foreign kingdom.
>Human/Aristotle, >Nature/Aristotle, >Animal/Aristotle.
Second Nature/McDowell: Thesis: there are rules of nature, whether you are susceptible to them or not. This is the result of proper >education. "Naturalism of second nature", "naturalized Platonism".
>Second nature, >Platonism._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Mind and World, Cambridge/MA 1996
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001
"Truth Conditions, Bivalence and Verificationism"
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell,
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