University of Minnesota
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2002
Potsdam, New York, United States of America
  • Truth, Lies, and Good Reasons
    Dissertation, University of Minnesota. 2002.
    Any adequate account of rationality must be highly normative. This requirement creates a problem because it is exceedingly difficult to ground normative claims in such a way that they motivate people to act in accordance with them. This problem is well-known and has lead many to accept instrumentalist accounts of practical reasoning---reasoning about what to do. According to instrumentalist accounts, one ought to reason in such a way that one is more likely to get what one wants. I argue that in…Read more