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The roots of reason : philosophical essays on rationality, evolution, and probability

Author: David Papineau
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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David Papineau presents a controversial view of human reason, portraying it as a normal part of the natural world, and drawing on the empirical sciences to illuminate its workings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Papineau
ISBN: 0199288712 9780199288717
OCLC Number: 62265159
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 2003.
Description: viii, 242 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Normativity and judgement --
The evolution of knowledge --
The evolution of means-end reasoning --
Probability as a guide to life --
Causation as a guide to life --
Uncertain decisions and many-minds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Responsibility: David Papineau.
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