Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.
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Rorty VI 63 et seq
Ratio/Putnam/Rorty: it is both transcendent and immanent. (Rorty pro, but different sense of "transcendent": "going beyond our present practice").
Putnam confuses the possibility that the future transcends the present, with the necessity that eternity transcends time.
Putnam V 152
Rationality/Putnam: we do not call on public norms to decide what is a rational argument in philosophy.
V 279f
Rationality/Fascism/Putnam: Problem: we cannot show that the goals of the "rational Nazis" are irrational. - Solution: the purposes are abominable, it is not about irrationality. - The Nazi is nevertheless irrational when he speaks of "Jewish conspiracy", etc. - I.e. he misrepresents his own goals.
V 281
VsFascism/Putnam: not the irrationality is the bad thing, but the deeds.
Definition Irrationality/Putnam: Objectives are called irrational, if they lead to misguided arguments for them.

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.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-26