ERIC Number: ED177643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Rationality and the Logic of Good Reasons.
Fisher, Walter R.
This paper contends that the rationality of the logic of good reasons is constituted in its use. To support this claim, the paper presents an analysis of the relationship between being reasonable and being rational. It then considers how following the logic of good reasons leads to rationality in the behavior of individuals and groups; the latter consideration is offered in support of H. W. Johnstone's statement that each philosophical position has its own style. Finally, the paper discusses how differences in style result from differences in rules of rational interaction and the warrants that are allowable in different fields of inquiry and action. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979)