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Satisfying reason : studies in the theory of knowledge

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1995.
Series: Episteme (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Satisfying Reason is an explanation of the presuppositions and methods of rational enquiry, an original exercise in metaknowledge, developing a systematic body of knowledge about the scope and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 0792331486 9780792331483
OCLC Number: 31133225
Description: xii, 243 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. Satisfying Reason. 2. Why be Rational? 3. Reason and Reality. 4. Metaknowledge. 5. Fallibilism and the Pursuit of Truth. 6. Methodological Optimism. 7. Meaningless Numbers. 8. Conceptual Idealism Revisited. 9. The Contrast between Explanatory and Experiential Understanding. 10. The Limits of Cognitive Relativism. 11. The Deficits of Deconstructionism. 12. Exits from Paradox. Index.
Series Title: Episteme (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 21.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.
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