happiness, dying, creativity, religious faith, sexuality, good and evil, the ideal and the real, are explored in the grand Socratic tradition
inner transformation and personal growth
The Nature of Rationality
addressing ethical and social problems that matter to every thoughtful person – Nozick continues his search for the connections between philosophy and “ordinary ” experience
he offers a bold theory of rationality, the one characteristic deemed to fix humanity’s “specialness”;
What are principles for?
We could act simply on whim, or maximize our self-interest and recommend that others do the same
Explores rationality of decision and rationality of belief
How principles actually function in our day-to-day thinking and in our efforts to live peacefully and productively with each other
misconceptions of rationality have resulted in many intractable philosophical problems – ie – the Kantian attempt to make principled behaviour the sole ultimate standard of conduct extends rationality beyond its bounds
Nozick reformulates current decision theory to include the symbolic meaning of actions in areas from controlling impulses to fighting society’s “war against drugs.”
proposes a new rule of rational decision, “maximizing decision-value,” which is a weighted sum of causal, evidential, and symbolic utility
traces the implications of this rule for the famous Prisoner’s Dilemma and for Newcomb’s Problem
rationality of belief involves two aspects: support by reasons that make the belief credible, and generation by a process that reliably produces true beliefs
how some factual connections are instilled in us as seemingly self-evident, thus reversing the direction of Kant’s “Copernican Revolution” and proposing a theory of rational belief that includes both the intellectual credibility of the belief and the practical consequences of believing it
resolution of the “lottery paradox”
explores the scope and limits of instrumental rationality, or the effective and efficient pursuit of given goals, and suggests some new conditions on the rationality of goals
portray the nature and status of rationality and the essential role that imagination plays in this singular human aptitude
*observations from personal notes, and fetaman journals/education/study
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Diversions and random relevance;
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