Aspects of Reason

Oxford University Press (2001)
Reasons and reasoning were central to the work of Paul Grice, one of the most influential and admired philosophers of the late twentieth century. In the John Locke Lectures that Grice delivered in Oxford at the end of the 1970s, he set out his fundamental thoughts about these topics; Aspects of Reason is the long-awaited publication of those lectures. They focus on an investigation of practical necessity, as Grice contends that practical necessities are established by derivation; they are necessary because they are derivable. This work sets this claim in the context of an account of reasons and reasoning, allowing Grice to defend his treatment of necessity against obvious objections and revealing how the construction of explicit derivations can play a central role in explaining and justifying thought and action. Grice was still working on Aspects of Reason during the last years of his life, and although unpolished, the book provides an intimate glimpse into the workings of his mind and will refresh and illuminate many areas of contemporary philosophy.
Keywords Reasoning
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $86.87 new   $86.87 used    Amazon page
Call number B1641.G483.A86 2001
ISBN(s) 0198242522   9780198242529
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,305
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Christina H. Dietz (2016). Are All Reasons Causes? Philosophical Studies 173 (5):1179-1190.
Mikhail Kissine (2008). Why Will is Not a Modal. Natural Language Semantics 16 (2):129-155.

View all 7 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

76 ( #62,816 of 1,932,568 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #456,397 of 1,932,568 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.