Robert Audi

Robert N. Audi (born November 1941) is an American philosopher whose major work has focused on epistemology, ethics (especially on ethical intuitionism), rationality and the theory of action. He is O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and previously held a chair in the business school there. His 2005 book, ''The Good in the Right'', updates and strengthens Rossian intuitionism and develops the epistemology of ethics. He has also written important works of political philosophy, particularly on the relationship between church and state. He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association and the Society of Christian Philosophers.

Audi's contributions to epistemology include his defense of ''fallibilistic foundationalism''. Audi has expanded his theory of justification to non-doxastic states, e.g. desires and intentions, by developing a ''comprehensive account of rationality''. A mental state is rational if it is "well-grounded" in a ''source of justification''. Justification can come ''directly'' from experience (e.g. perception) or ''indirectly'' from other mental states that are themselves justified. Rationality is relative to a person's experiences, so what is rational to believe for one person may be irrational to believe for another. Audi has also developed an account of ''autonomy'', which he characterizes as the ''self-governing power'' to bring reasons to bear in directing one's conduct and influencing one's propositional attitudes. ''Self-legislation'' is necessary but not sufficient for autonomy since it lacks the power to govern by itself. Autonomy involves responding to reasons in a principled way by ''endorsing commitments'' to projects and practical principles. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Practical reasoning and ethical decision / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2006
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    The good in the right : a theory of intuition and instrinsic value / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2004
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    Practical reasoning and ethical decision / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2006
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    Epistemology : a contemporary introduction to the theory of knowledge / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2011
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    Moral knowledge and ethical character / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 1997
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    Moral value and human diversity / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2007
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    Rationality and religious commitment / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2011
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    Moral perception / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2013
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    Practical reasoning / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 1989
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    The architecture of reason : the structure and substance of rationality / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2001
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    Moral value and human diversity by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2007
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    The structure of justification / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 1993
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    Action, intention, and reason / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 1993
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    Naturalism, normativity & explanation / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2014
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    Belief, justification, and knowledge : an introduction to epistemology / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 1988
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    Moral perception / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2013
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    Of moral conduct : a theory of obligation, reasons, and value / by Audi, Robert, 1941-

    Published 2023
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