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Author: Stephen Toulmin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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Stephen Toulmin argues that the potential for reason to improve our lives has been hampered by a serious imbalance in our pursuit of knowledge. The centuries-old dominance of rationality, a mathematical mode of reasoning modeled on theory and universal certainties, has diminished the value of reasonableness, a system of humane judgments based on personal experience and practice. To this day, academic disciplines  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Toulmin
ISBN: 0674004957 9780674004955 0674012356 9780674012356
OCLC Number: 45123542
Description: x, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Rationality and Certainty --
How Reason Lost Its Balance --
The Invention of Disciplines --
Economics, or the Physics That Never Was --
The Dreams of Rationalism --
Rethinking Method --
Practical Reason and the Clinical Arts --
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice --
The Trouble with Disciplines --
Redressing the Balance --
The Varieties of Experience --
The World of Where and When --
Postscript: Living with Uncertainty.
Responsibility: Stephen Toulmin.

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