Aspects Of Reason

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-03-24
  • Publisher: Clarendon Pr

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Reasons and reasoning were central to the work of Paul Grice, one of the most influential and admired philosophers of the late twentieth century. In the John Locke Lectures that Grice delivered in Oxford at the end of the 1970s, he set out his fundamental thoughts about these topics; Aspects of Reason is the long-awaited publication of those lectures. They focus on an investigation of practical necessity, as Grice contends that practical necessities are established by derivation; they are necessary because they are derivable. This work sets this claim in the context of an account of reasons and reasoning, allowing Grice to defend his treatment of necessity against obvious objections and revealing how the construction of explicit derivations can play a central role in explaining and justifying thought and action. Grice was still working on Aspects of Reason during the last years of his life, and although unpolished, the book provides an intimate glimpse into the workings of his mind and will refresh and illuminate many areas of contemporary philosophy.

Author Biography

Paul Grice (1913-1988) was Fellow of St John's College, and, until his retirement in 1980, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Richard Warner is Professor of Philosophy at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Grice on Reasons and Rationality vii
Richard Warner
Reason and Reasoning
Reason and Reasons
Practical and Alethic Reasons: Part I
Practical and Alethic Reasons: Part II
Some Reflections about Ends and Happiness
Index 135

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