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Rationality, Normativity, and Transparency

Jason Bridges
Mind
New Series, Vol. 118, No. 470 (Apr., 2009), pp. 353-367
Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of the Mind Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20532765
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Abstract

Although in everyday life and thought we take for granted that there are norms of rationality, their existence presents severe philosophical problems. Kolodny (2005) is thus moved to deny that rationality is normative. But this denial is not itself unproblematic, and I argue that Kolodny's defence of it--particularly his Transparency Account, which aims to explain why rationality appears to be normative even though it is not--is unsuccessful.

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