Abstract rationality: The 'logical' structure of attitudes

Sugden, Robert, Dietrich, Franz and Staras, Antonios (2022) Abstract rationality: The 'logical' structure of attitudes. Economics and Philosophy. ISSN 0266-2671 (In Press)

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Abstract

We present an abstract model of rationality that focuses on structural properties of attitudes. Rationality requires coherence between your attitudes, such as your beliefs, values, and intentions. We define three 'logical' conditions on attitudes: consistency, completeness, and closedness. They parallel the familiar logical conditions on beliefs, but contrast with standard rationality conditions like preference transitivity. We establish a formal correspondence between our logical conditions and standard rationality conditions. Addressing John Broome's programme 'rationality through reasoning', we formally characterize how you can (not) become more logical by reasoning. Our analysis connects rationality with logic, and enables logical talk about multi-attitude psychology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rationality requirements,reasoning,broome,economics, econometrics and finance(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2023 14:52
Last Modified: 19 May 2023 10:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/91590
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