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Andrzej Niemczuk

Andrzej Niemczuk worked for 30 years at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Currently, he is a professor at the University of Rzeszów. His philosophical interests concern the philosophy of values, the philosophy of freedom, the philosophy of evil and the philosophy of the subject. For years he has been lecturing on the history of contemporary philosophy and on various disciplines of practical philosophy. He is the author of six books on practical philosophy. He lives in the countryside near Lublin.





Practical Rationality – its Nature and Operation

Issue: 8:2 (The thirtieth issue)
The article presents a proposal of explanation what practical rationality is, how it works and what are its criteria. In order to define practical rationality, the author starts from the general characteristics of reason, and then in the realm or reason activity distinguishes practical rationality from theoretical rationality. The necessary conditions of practical rationality are presented, as well as its standing between freedom and values. Next, the sources and nature of practical reasons are characterized, as well as their relation to values and desires. The problem of practical syllogism is briefly commented on. In the final part of the article the author proposes five criteria of practical rationality.