Normativity and Rationality Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2015

start page

  • 153

end page

  • 165


  • 2


  • 34

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0210-1602


  • In this paper, we address the Normative Question with respect to rationality. We draw an analogy with the epistemic domain and argue that the normativity of rationality has to be understood in terms of its characteristic achievement, that is, in terms of how the subject responds to reasons. Rational requirements reflect a particular way in which a rational subject adjusts her attitudes and thus provide a subject adequately engaged in this task of adjustment with genuine independent reasons.