17Fogelin's Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal by Robert FogelinInformal Logic 23 (1). 2003.
30Psychological and neuroscientific data suggest that a great deal, perhaps even most, of our reasoning turns out to be rationalizing. The reasons we give for our positions are seldom either the real reasons or the effective causes of why we have those positions. We are not as rational as we like to think. A second, no less disheartening observation is that while we may be very effective when it comes to giving reasons, we are not that good at getting reasons. We are not as reasons-responsive as w…Read more
11Schoolhouses, Jailhouses and the House of Being: The Tragedy of Philosophy’s MetaphorsMetaphilosophy 29 (1‐2): 6-19. 1998.
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