Rational Causation

Rational Causation

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Contemporary philosophers of mind tend to explain rationality by viewing the mind as a kind of machinea€”the only alternative, it has seemed, to a ghostly supernatural explanation. Marcus rejects this choice as false and defends a third waya€”via rational causation, which draws on the theoretical and practical inferential abilities of human beings.Dancy ultimately settles on the view that believing that p is an en- abling condition of someonea#39;s f-ing for the reason that p.45 If I were not alive, I could not be baking bread, and so could not be doing anything (e.g., turning on the oven)anbsp;...

Title:Rational Causation
Author: Eric Marcus
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2012-05-07

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