chapter  7
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The assessment of practical reasoning

Chapters 4 through 6 construct a cognitive-motivational account of practical reasoning conceived as an inferential process. They provide an account both of what practical reasoning is and of how it figures in the explanation and dynamics of human action. This chapter considers the assessment of practical reasoning, particularly as it bears on the rationality and, closely related to that, the degree of justification, of the judgment constituting its conclusion.