In cognitive and practical contexts alike, even the most rational of problem-solutions can misfire in situations of incomplete information. The prevailing state of our information will -- and should -- decisively affect the determination of what is the best thing to do or think. Accordingly, reason faces the predicament of acknowledging that it must call on us to do that which, for aught we know, may in the end prove totally inappropriate.
"Coping with Cognitive Limitations: Problems of Rationality in a Complex World,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 27
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol27/iss1/3