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The Nature of Rationality
Robert Nozick

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Introduction
IHow to Do Things with Principles3
Intellectual Functions3
Interpersonal Functions9
Personal Functions12
Overcoming Temptation14
Sunk Costs21
Symbolic Utility26
Teleological Devices35
IIDecision-Value41
Newcomb's Problem41
Prisoner's Dilemma50
Finer Distinctions: Consequences and Goals59
IIIRational Belief64
Cognitive Goals67
Responsiveness to Reasons71
Rules of Rationality75
Belief93
Bias100
IVEvolutionary Reasons107
Reasons and Facts107
Fitness and Function114
Rationality's Function119
VInstrumental Rationality and Its Limits133
Is Instrumental Rationality Enough?133
Rational Preferences139
Testability, Interpretation, and Conditionalization151
Philosophical Heuristics163
Rationality's Imagination172
Notes183
Subject Index219
Index of Names224

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