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Without good reason : the rationality debate in philosophy and cognitive science

Author: Edward Stein
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Clarendon library of logic and philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are humans rational? Various experiments performed over the last several decades have been interpreted as showing that humans are irrational, we make significant and consistent errors in logical reasoning, probabilistic reasoning, similarity judgements, and risk-assessment, to name a few areas. But can these experiments establish human irrationality, or is it a conceptual truth that humans must be rational, as
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Stein
ISBN: 0198235747 9780198235743 9780198237730 0198237731
OCLC Number: 32854590
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Competence --
3. Psychological Evidence --
4. Charity --
5. Reflective Equilibrium --
6. Evolution --
7. The Standard Picture --
8. Conclusion.
Series Title: Clarendon library of logic and philosophy.
Responsibility: Edward Stein.
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A critical account of the debate in philoposhy and cognitive science about whether humans are rationale, in the CLARENDON LIBRARY OF LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY series. Stein argues that the question of  Read more...

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very clearly written and accessible book.../ Stein has provided a great many points of departure for further exploration into both sides of the central question 'Are we rational?'./ Joshua Gert, Read more...

 
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