Ideas from 'The Nature of Rationality' by Robert Nozick [1993], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Nature of Rationality' by Nozick,Robert [Princeton 1995,0-691-02096-5]].

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3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 3. Value of Truth
I do not care if my trivial beliefs are false, and I have no interest in many truths
3. Truth / E. Pragmatic Truth / 1. Pragmatic Truth
Maybe James was depicting the value of truth, and not its nature
18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 5. Rationality
Rationality is normally said to concern either giving reasons, or reliability
In the instrumental view of rationality it only concerns means, and not ends
Is it rational to believe a truth which leads to permanent misery?
Rationality needs some self-consciousness, to also evaluate how we acquired our reasons