more from Gilbert Harman

Single Idea 19306

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 1. On Reason]

Full Idea

I am assuming the following principle: Clutter Avoidance - in reasoning, one should not clutter one's mind with trivialities.

Gist of Idea

It is a principle of reasoning not to clutter your mind with trivialities


Gilbert Harman (Change in View: Principles of Reasoning [1986], 2)

Book Reference

Harman,Gilbert: 'Change in View: Principles of Reasoning' [MIP 1986], p.12

A Reaction

I like Harman's interest in the psychology of reasoning. In the world of Frege, it is taboo to talk about psychology.