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  • The Cunning of Reasonby Martin Hollis

    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...

  • For the Sake of the Argumentby Isaac Levi

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 64.00

    This book offers an account of suppositional reasoning relevant to practical deliberation, explanation, prediction and hypothesis testing. more...

  • Why Is Everyone Else Wrong?by Tibor R. Machan

    Springer 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Labyrinths of Reasonby William Poundstone

    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...

  • Reason and Rationalityby Jon Elster; Steven Rendall

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 21.95

    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...

  • Homo Interrogansby John Bruin

    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...

  • If P, Then Qby David Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 52.95

    This new edition includes three new chapters, updating the book to take into account developments in the field over the past fifteen years. more...

  • Critical Thinkingby Peg Tittle

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 72.95

    In Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason , Peg Tittle empowers students with a solid grounding in the lifelong skills of considered analysis and argumentation ? skills that should underpin every student?s education. Starting with the building blocks of a good argument rather than with the pitfalls to avoid, this comprehensive new textbook offers... more...

  • Modalityby Bob Hale; Aviv Hoffmann

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    The philosophy of modality investigates necessity and possibility, and related notions--are they objective features of mind-independent reality? If so, are they irreducible, or can modal facts be explained in other terms? This volume presents new work on modality by established leaders in the field and by up-and-coming philosophers. Between them, the... more...

  • Games, Norms and Reasonsby Johan van Benthem; Amitabha Gupta; Eric Pacuit

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Games, Norms, and Reasons: Logic at the Crossroads provides an overview of modern logic focusing on its relationships with other disciplines, including new interfaces with rational choice theory, epistemology, game theory and informatics. This book continues a series called "Logic at the Crossroads" whose title reflects a view that the deep... more...