- Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 20, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521039533
- ISBN-13: 978-0521039536
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,241,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Brute Rationality: Normativity and Human Action (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) 1st Edition
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"Brute Rationality is a very fine book. It is crisply written, laced with wit, and carefully argued.... I recommend Brute Rationality to anyone who is interested in issues of practical rationality and how they bear upon moral theory."
"Brute Rationality is a remarkable book. It is elegant and engaging, and it aims to deliver s traightfoward solutions to problems not addressed by other theories of practical rationality. The theory of normative reasons developed in Brute Rationality is both detailed and novel." - Sergio Tenenbaum, University of Toronto
This book presents a new account of normative practical reasons and the way in which they contribute to the rationality of action. Joshua Gert argues that rather than simply 'counting in favor of' action, normative reasons play two logically distinct roles: requiring action and justifying action. His book will appeal to a range of readers interested in practical reason in particular, and moral theory more generally.
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