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  • Finding and Confirming Truthby John S. Pletz

    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...

  • Essays on Definitionby Juan C. Sager; Alain Rey

    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...

  • 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

    Since its publication in 1989, David Sanford's If P Then Q has become one of the most widely respected works in the field of conditionals. This new edition includes three new chapters, thus updating the book to take into account developments in the 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...