The paper gives a brief account of the story of the concept of rationality in the history of Western philosophy. On this background the author suggests that rationality may be understood as normativity, which is rooted in intelligence. Such a conception puts stress on practical rationality of action and draws significantly, even though not exclusively, on the pragmatist Deweyan reconstruction of understanding human racionality. In conclusion the paper gives an outline of the latter.
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