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Title:
The nature of rationality / Robert Nozick.
Author:
Nozick, Robert.
Published:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1995.
Description:
xvi, 226 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
I. How to Do Things with Principles -- Intellectual Functions -- Interpersonal Functions -- Personal Functions -- Overcoming Temptation -- Sunk Costs -- Symbolic Utility -- Teleological Devices -- II. Decision-Value -- Newcomb's Problem -- Prisoner's Dilemma -- Finer Distinctions: Consequences and Goals -- III. Rational Belief -- Cognitive Goals -- Responsiveness to Reasons -- Rules of Rationality -- Belief -- Bias -- IV. Evolutionary Reasons -- Reasons and Facts -- Fitness and Function -- Rationality's Function -- V. Instrumental Rationality and Its Limits -- Is Instrumental Rationality Enough? -- Rational Preferences -- Testability, Interpretation, and Conditionalization -- Philosophical Heuristics -- Rationality's Imagination
Notes:
Originally published: Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1993.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-217) and indexes.
ISBN:
9780691020969

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