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The critique of the traditional theory of rationality

Franklin, Robert Arthur


Robert Arthur Franklin


[From the introduction]:
This essay is concerned with exploring and analysing some of the criticisms levelled against a conception of rationality which has been variously described as, "the contemplative account of knowledge"', and, "the idealist conception of knowledge", but which we shall call the traditional theory of rationality. The essay does not make any pretence at being a complete survey of the critical appraisals which this theory of rationality has received. It has confined itself to a selection of those theoretical contributions believed to be most useful in illustrating certain fundamental ideas embodied in the traditional theory.


Franklin, R. A. (1980). The critique of the traditional theory of rationality. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Feb 26, 2014
Publicly Available Date Feb 23, 2023
Keywords Politics; Philosophy; Religion; Psychology
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Additional Information Department of Politics, The University of Hull
Award Date Sep 1, 1980


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© 1980 Franklin, Robert Arthur. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.

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