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  • A Pragmatic Logic for Commandsby Melvin Joseph Adler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    The purpose of this essay is to both discuss commands as a species of speech act and to discuss commands within the broader framework of how they are used and reacted to. more...

  • Principles of Truthby Volker Halbach; Leon Horsten

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 92.00

    On the one hand, the concept of truth is a major research subject in analytic philosophy. On the other hand, mathematical logicians have developed sophisticated logical theories of truth and the paradoxes. Recent developments in logical theories of the semantical paradoxes are highly relevant for philosophical research on the notion of... more...

  • Putting Logic in its Placeby David Christensen

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    What role, if any, does formal logic play in characterizing epistemically rational belief? Traditionally, belief is seen in a binary way - either one believes a proposition, or one doesn't. Given this picture, it is attractive to impose certain deductive constraints on rational belief: that one's beliefs be logically consistent, and that one... more...

  • Rationality Through Reasoningby John Broome

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    Rationality Through Reasoning answers the question of how people are motivated to do what they believe they ought to do, built on a comprehensive account of normativity, rationality and reasoning that differs significantly from much existing philosophical thinking. Develops an original account of normativity, rationality and reasoning significantly... more...

  • Rationality and Reasoningby Jonathon St. B.T. Evans; David E. Over

    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...

  • Reason and Rationalityby Jon Elster; Steven Rendall

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    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...

  • Reason and Rationalityby Maria Cristina Amoretti; Nicla Vassallo

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 133.00

    Reason and rationality represent crucial elements of the self-image of human beings and have unquestionably been among the most debated issues in Western philosophy, dating from ancient Greece, through the Middle Ages, and to the present day. Many words and thoughts have already been spent trying to define the nature and standards of reason... more...

  • Reasoningby Jonathan E. Adler; Lance J. Rips

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 68.00

    An interdisciplinary collection of major essays on reasoning by a well-known group of philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists. more...

  • Reasoning Practicallyby Edna Ullmann-Margalit

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 134.99

    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...

  • Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperationby Christopher Woodard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book is about fundamental questions in normative ethics. It begins with the idea that we often respond to ethical theories according to how principled or pragmatic they are. It clarifies this contrast and then uses it to shed light on old debates in ethics, such as debates about the rival merits of consequentialist and deontological views. Using... more...