Rules, Reasons, and Norms: Selected Essays


Pettit presents a selection of essays touching upon metaphysics, philosophical psychology, and the theory of rational regulation. The first part of the book discusses the rule-following character of thought. The second considers how choice can be responsive to different sorts of factors, while still being under the control of thought. The third examines the implications of this view of choice and rationality for the normative regulation of social behavior.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Philip Pettit
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2002