Practical Rationality: Scope and Structures of Human Agency = Racionalidad Práctica: Alcance y Estructuras de la Acción Humana = Praktische Vernunft: Tragweite Und Struktur Menschlichen Handelns

Hildesheim&Zürich&New York: G. Olms (2010)
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This book brings together a number of contributions dealing with certain fundamental structures of practical rationality, as they are presented in the areas of the philosophy of action and normative ethics, namely: intentionality, normativity, and reflexivity. With the term “intentionality,” is meant a set of problems that are linked not only with the teleological structure of praxis-oriented rationality, but also with its temporal structure. “Normativity”, in turn, refers to a distinct set of problems, which cannot simply be reduced to those entailed in the intentional nature of human action, even if this notion incorporates a reference to the good or value in its very structure. Finally, with the term “reflexivity” we point at the linkage between the normative dimension of reason with both the contingent circumstances of action and the moral receptivity of the agent, as it is experienced in moral judgment.

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Ana Marta Gonzalez
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