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Cognitive complications : epistemology in pragmatic perspective

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The prime intent of this work is one of innovation. Nicholas Rescher addresses issues that are under-examined in the present state of discussion, their inherent interest notwithstanding. The linking thread of these investigations is their pragmatic dimension, inherent in the idea that rational inquiry is itself a practice - albeit one that functions in the ideationally cognitive rather than physically manipulative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rescher, Nicholas.
Cognitive complications : epistemology in pragmatic perspective.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, ©2015
vii, 213 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 9781498521819 1498521819
OCLC Number: 932063903
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Factual knowledge in the perspective of pragmatic idealism --
Cognitive defaults --
Inescapable error --
Modes of cognitive appraisal --
Simplicity as a pragmatic conception --
Oversimplification --
The role of technology in natural science --
Creative probability --
Unanswerable questions and unknowable facts --
Indefinite knowledge, unidentifiable items, and paradoxes of vagueness --
Importance --
Cognitive complementarity --
Excellence examined --
Group knowledge --
Physical science from an alien point of view --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.

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Cognitive Complications examines fundamental issues in the theory of knowledge from the perspective of philosophical pragmatism. Rescher seeks to show how a pragmatic, user-oriented approach to  Read more...

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