Broome on reasoning and rule-following

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John Broome’s Rationality Through Reasoning is a trail-blazing study of the nature of rationality, the nature of reasoning and the connection between the two. But it may be somewhat misleading in two respects. First, his theory of reasoning is consistent with the meta-propositional view that he rejects; it develops a broadly similar theory but in much greater detail. And while his discussion of rule-following helps to explain the role of rules in reasoning, it does not constitute a response to the classic problem associated with Wittgenstein and Kripke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3373-3384
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


  • Meta-propositional theory
  • Reasoning
  • Rule-following


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