The Value Of Rationality

Author: Ralph Wedgwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192523740
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The central claim of the book is that rationality is a normative concept. This claim is defended against some recent objections. Normative concepts are to be explained in terms of values (not in terms of 'ought' or reasons).

Intellectual Pursuits

Author: Bernard Barber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847688609
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By the value of rationality we mean something more than behavior. We mean the
morally approved, the emotionally supported, the "institutionalized," as the
sociologist would say, preference for rational practice throughout wide areas of
the society. The value of rationality results in the critical approach to all the
phenomena of human existence in the attempt to reduce them to ever more
consistent, orderly, and generalized forms of understanding. Rationality as a
value is specifically ...

Education S Epistemology

Author: Harvey Siegel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019068268X
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Education's Epistemology extends and further defends Harvey Siegel's "reasons conception" of critical thinking.

Reason And Rationality In Health And Human Services Delivery

Author: Jean A Pardeck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317948602
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Virtually every undertaking is thought to be upgraded by practices that enhance
rationality. Research methodologies, laboratory techniques, or intervention
strategies that reflect reason are presumed to facilitate treatment. Because
reason is purc, or innocent, as some contemporary writers claim, the value of
rationality is seldom questioned (Murphy, 1989). What reasonable person, in
short, attacks rationality? REASON AND DUALISM Nonetheless, a host of
contemporary critics has ...

The Glorious Koran

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873953566
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Karl R. Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies The purpose of this chapter is
to argue for the value of rationality. The argument will proceed in three phases.
The first phase will take up the second of two questions that have been
distinguished in Chapter Eight and reiterated in Chapter Nine. The first question
is: what makes a theory rational? That question has been answered by the theory
of rationality. The second question is: why should a person accept a rational
theory? The first ...

Values Clarification In Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author: Howard Kirschenbaum
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199989788
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Here again, certain value judgments are implicit in each process. If we urge a
thoughtful process of weighing pros and cons, then we value rationality. If we
promote thinking about alternatives, then we value creativity. If we uphold free
choice, then we value autonomy or freedom. If, in our counseling practice, we
honor each client's autonomy, then we uphold the value of respect. If, in our
group counseling or psychoeducational groups, we support each member's right
to participate and ...

Max Weber Democratic Politics

Author: Peter Breiner
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801431470
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Of course, to treat the rational claims of most values as beliefs is to fail to
understand them as values at all, because if they were mere beliefs, we would
have no reason to follow them. Second, and most important, Weber reduces
value rationality to an irrational deviation from purposive rationality. Indeed, the
more a particular value position claims not just rational grounding as an
intrinsically compelling end but also unconditional adherence as an orientation to
social action, the more ...

Rescher On Rationality Values And Social Responsibility

Author: Nicholas J. Moutafakis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110329077
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22 It should be possible, therefore, to say that the “sense” of an act's, belief's, or
value's rationality, if “truly” rational, is perceivable as such by any though not
necessarily by all intelligent beings, regardless of whether or not they are doing
the action, holding the belief, or expressing the value. Though particular actions
and beliefs may be and are often influenced and determined by the variety of
circumstances the agent finds himself in, Rescher claims that these factors do not
hinder the ...

The Origin Of Values

Author: Raymond Boudon
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412838142
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A Seminal and Difficult Notion: “Axiological Rationality” 1 The concept of “
axiological rationality” (my translation of Wertrationalita't) is possibly one of the
most difficult of all the concepts Weber put on the market. Sometimes the
expression is understood as describing situations where a social actor acts in
conformity with the values he has internalized. Sometimes it is entirely rejected
as meaningless, as a contradiction between the two terms “value” and “rationality
.” I have conducted no ...

The Value Of Culture

Author: Arjo Klamer
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053562185
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Arent't we incurably romantic to believe that art still represents a value of its own,
which transcends the economics and politics of art? Or, as Ruth Towse phrased
the problem, have artists become "rational economic beings" or do they still make
"rational choices" which are to a large extent normative and oriented towards "
intrinsic rewards"? In that case the concept of rationality of classical economics is
totally inadequate. This would not only explain why most artists' earnings are ...