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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This book addresses an apparent paradox in the psychology of thinking. On the one hand, human beings are a highly successful species. On the other, intelligent adults are known to exhibit numerous errors and biases in laboratory studies of reasoning and decision making. There has been much debate among both philosophers and psychologists about the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95
Presenting the most comprehensive and lucid account of the topic currently available, Robert Audi's "Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision" is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of reason in ethics or the nature of human action. The first part of the book is a detailed critical overview of the influential theories of practical reasoning... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 209.00
Divided into three parts on the conceptual framework, the logical foundations, and the applications, this work takes the reader for a tour through the taxonomy of abductive reasoning, via the logical workings of abductive inference ending with applications pertinent to scientific explanation, empirical progress, pragmatism and belief revision. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 109.99
These essays present research on the link between reasoning and practice. They cover issues raised by the move from thought to action, and represent an inquiry into the very nature of reason, reasoning and reasons, rationale, rationalization, and rationality. more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 114.99
This is a study of the English word and the logical operators variously proposed to present its meaning. It examines the textbook myths that have clouded our understanding of "logical" vocabulary, and considers the historical conceptions of disjunction and its place in logic from ancient times. more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 18.99
This monograph purports to provide a solution to semantical paradoxes like "the liar". The authors base this solution on J.L.Austin's idea of truth, which is fundamental to situation semantics, and compare two models of language, propositions and truth. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99
A distinguished philosopher illuminates the age-old war over truth between one side that believes in plain, unvarnished facts and the other side that believes that judgment is clouded with false notions of absolute truth, in an exploration of the long-standing philosophical battle. more...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 307.00
The papers collected in this volume represent the main body of research arising from the International Munich Centenary Conference in 2001, which commemorated the discovery of the famous Russell Paradox a hundred years ago. The 31 contributions and the introductory essay by the editor were (with two exceptions) all originally written for the volume.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 21.99
Robert Fogelin'se mediation on the paradox of logic and reasoning leads us through the history of ideas, lightly touching on the Greeks, Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein, and its current form in the debates called "the culture wars". In the end, he says, knowledge is possible, if we adjust our sense of the limits of reason. more...