A Thought Experiment of Cross-Cultural Comparison. The Question of Rationality

Cercetări Filosofico-Psihologice 4 (2):105-114 (2012)
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David Bloor’s thought experiment is taken into consideration to suggest that the rationality of the Other cannot be inferred by way of argument for the reason that it is unavoidably contained as a hidden supposition by any argument engaged in proving it. We are able to understand a different culture only as far as we recognize in it the same kind of rationality that works in our own culture. Another kind of rationality is either impossible, or indiscernible.

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Mona Mamulea
Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of The Romanian Academy


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