Instrumental Rationality

Author: John Brunero
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191063959
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Rationality requires that we intend the means that we believe are necessary for achieving our ends. Instrumental Rationality explores the formulation and status of this requirement of means-ends coherence. In particular, it is concerned with understanding what means-ends coherence requires of us as believers and agents, and why. Means-ends coherence is a genuine requirement of rationality and cannot be explained away as a myth, confused with a disjunction of requirements to have, or not have, specific attitudes. Nor is means-ends coherence strongly normative, such that we always ought to be means-ends coherent. A promising strategy for assessing why this requirement should exist is to consider the constitutive aim of intention. Just as belief has a constitutive aim (truth) that can explain some of the theoretical requirements of consistency and coherence governing beliefs, intention has a constitutive aim (here called "controlled action") that can explain some of the requirements of consistency and coherence governing intentions. We can therefore better understand means-ends coherence by understanding the constitutive aims of both of the attitudes governed by the requirement, intention, and belief.
Instrumental Rationality and Moral Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: B. Verbeek
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-09 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Many academic authors incur debts in the production of their work, many of which are intellectual. I am no exception. One of my intellectual debts is to three remarkable books, which formed the starting point for my thinking about norms. The first of these books is well known among philosophers:
Instrumental Rationality
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: John Brunero
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Rationality requires that we intend the means that we believe are necessary for achieving our ends. Instrumental Rationality explores the formulation and status of this requirement of means-ends coherence. In particular, it is concerned with understanding what means-ends coherence requires of us as believers and agents, and why. Means-ends coherence
Instrumental Rationality
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: John Brunero
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Rationality requires that we intend the means that we believe are necessary for achieving our ends. Instrumental Rationality explores the formulation and status of this requirement of means-ends coherence. In particular, it is concerned with understanding what means-ends coherence requires of us as believers and agents, and why. Means-ends coherence
Instrumental Rationality
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: John Brunero
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Rationality requires that we intend the means that we believe are necessary for achieving our ends. Instrumental Rationality explores the formulation and status of this requirement of means-ends coherence. In particular, it is concerned with understanding what means-ends coherence requires of us as believers and agents, and why. Means-ends coherence
Money, Time, and Rationality in Max Weber
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Stephen D. Parsons
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Parsons argues that Weber's analysis is highly influenced by the Austrian School of Economics and the relationship between his critique of centrally planned economies and that of Mises. This book is a valuable contribution to Weberian literature.