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- University Press of America 2010; US$ 32.99
In this book, Pletz explains that truth is more than mere affirmation. It also is the conclusion reached when we have effectively confirmed that an assertion accurately depicts the facts that it describes. He also discusses the process used in identifying and verifying factual truth. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00
This collection of essays on definitions, from Plato and Aristotle to modern times, assembles interesting, sometimes less widely known and controversial texts. They examine the subject from the point of view of philosophy which is essential for a theory of terminology seeking to establish the relationship between concepts and terms. These essays deal... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 46.00
This book is a philosophers' attempt to bring together ideas put forward by economists, sociologists and political theorists. The author begins by exploring the economist's assumption that action is rational if it helps to achieve the agent's goals as efficiently as possible. The assumption is explored with the aid of rational-choice theory and game-theory,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 20.95
One of the world's most important political philosophers, Jon Elster is a leading thinker on reason and rationality and their roles in politics and public life. In this short book, he crystallizes and advances his work, bridging the gap between philosophers who use the idea of reason to assess human behavior from a normative point of view and social... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 39.95
Especially when there is a lot of political rhetoric in the air, those of us with strong political convictions are inclined to reflect on just why we hold certain views even as others who are basically like us hold very different ones. Social scientists and other thinkers struggle to explain it, but the puzzle remains - in part because they, too, disagree... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.76
This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2001; US$ 14.99
Emerging from the Brentano-Husserl tradition, this volume charts new ground in the conceptual discourse of questioning and answering. John Bruin examines the "logic" of interrogation and makes the case that intentionality itself has the structure of question and answer. Here, he breaks rank with the better known and more traditional and sets out to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95
In Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason , Peg Tittle empowers students with a solid grounding in the lifelong skills of considered analysis and argumentation that should underpin every student?s education. Starting with the building blocks of a good argument, this comprehensive new textbook offers a full course in critical thinking. It includes... more...