In order to be rational you need to know how to reason
Keywords:Epistemic Rationality, Reasons, Knowledge-How
In Section 1, we make some preliminary remarks about the concept of epistemic permissibility, understood in terms of ex ante rationality. In Section 2, we argue that a certain epistemological view---one according to which ex ante rationality is solely a function of available reasons---is inadequate. In Sections 3-4 we will flesh out an alternative view about ex ante rationality, one according to which forming a certain belief is rational for a subject S only when S knows how to reason in a certain way. In Section 5 we explore some consequences of our view and we describe the main challenge that we must meet in future work.
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