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- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 126.83
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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88
This beautifully written book by one of the world's leading moral philosophers argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love. Harry Frankfurt writes that it is through caring that we... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 24.22
You've Got to Be Kidding!: How Jokes Can Help You Think is a thoughtful and accessible analysis of the ways in which jokes illustrate how we think critically, and how the thinking process goes awry in everyday human situations Uses jokes to illustrate the various mistakes or fallacies that are typically identified and discussed in courses on... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 37.00
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...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 125.00
This volume addresses the subject of uncertainty from the point of view of an extended conception of rationality. In particular, the contributions explore the premises and implications of plausible reasoning when probabilities are non-measurable or unknown, and when the space of possible events is only partially identified. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 98.00
It is a longstanding if not altogether coherent tradition of logic and rhetorical studies that an argument can be incorrect or fallacious in virtue of some proposition in it being ?irrelevant?. This monograph clarifies that tradition. Non-classical propositional calculi, including relevance logics and relatedness logics, are juxtaposed against conversational... more...
- Open Court 2011; US$ 49.99
It?s like talking to a brick wall? and We?ll have to agree to disagree? are popular sayings referring to the frustrating experience of discussing issues with people who seem to be beyond the reach of argument. It?s often claimed that some peoplefundamentalists or fanaticsare indeed sealed off from rational criticism. And every month new pop psychology... more...