Published Humanitas, Volume VI, No. 2, 1993

Does humanist individualism need supplementation by a form of reason that is not simply practical-analytical? Ryn answers “yes” to this question, and my answer is “no.” It is incumbent on me to engage Ryn on his chosen ground, the philosophy of philosophy, and first to show that the epistemological status of humanist individualism can be described credibly without resort to nonpractical reason, and second to present an alternative epistemic account of humanist individualism that does not rely on commitment to a nonpractical form of reason.

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