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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 76.95
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...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00
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...
- Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 70.00
Defeasibility, most generally speaking, means that given some set of conditions A, something else B will hold, unless or until defeating conditions C apply. While the term was introduced into philosophy by legal philosopher H.L.A. Hart in 1949, today, the concept of defeasibility is employed in many different areas of philosophy. This volume for the... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
In classical logic, vagueness is an undesirable property for predicates. However, this study suggests for the first time the benefits of vagueness in natural language. Communicating through vague predicates is usually successful. They enable efficient, economical, and flexible communication. The study examines whether vagueness in the... more...
- Intuition Connection 2015; US$ 6.99
Everyone has intuition?a natural ability to sense the truth about people, places, things and situations without using logic, physical senses or prior knowledge. Your intuition communicates intuitive messages to guide and protect you in twenty-eight areas of life, including your career, finances, health, property and relationships. In Discover... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 169.00
Dissociation is a pervasive argumentative technique used in many public and private realms. This is the first book to offer a systematic theoretical study of dissociation, and it includes numerous examples from various cultures and contexts. more...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 43.99
Dialetheism is the view that some contradictions are true. This is a view which runs against orthodoxy in logic and metaphysics since Aristotle, and has implications for many of the core notions of philosophy. Doubt Truth to Be a Liar explores these implications for truth, rationality, negation, and the nature of logic, and develops further the defence... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99
Ob in Medien, in der Wissenschaft, in der Politik oder in der Alltagskommunikation ? wir sind stets mit einer Fülle an schriftlichen und mündlichen Erzählungen konfrontiert. Sie schaffen gemeinsame Wirklichkeiten und Identitäten, auf die wir uns als soziale Akteure in unseren Handlungen bewusst oder unbewusst beziehen. Erzählungen im öffentlichen... 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...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00
This volume brings together some of the most recent developments in the field of experimental pragmatics, specifically empirical approaches to theoretical issues in presupposition theory. It includes studies of the online processing of presupposed content; investigations of the interpretive properties of presuppositions in various linguistic contexts;... more...