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Knowing and acting : an invitation to philosophy

Author: Stephen Toulmin
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, [1976]
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Toulmin, Stephen, 1922-2009.
Knowing and acting.
New York : Macmillan, [1976]
(OCoLC)631263187
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Toulmin
ISBN: 0024210218 9780024210210
OCLC Number: 1207413
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction: what are we to make of ourselves?. Wonder, puzzlement, and perplexity --
"Know thyself" --
Fatalism and its paradoxes --
Divided image of human nature --
Part II: the philosopher as geometer. Claims of logic --
Philosophy and the city of truth --
Reasons and inferences --
Roads to skepticism --
Part III: the philosopher as anthropologist. Claims of common sense --
Philosophy and the human standpoint --
Reasons and consensus --
Roads to relativism --
Part IV: the philosophy as critic. Claims of function --
Rational procedures and their functional significance --
Preconditions of good reasoning --
Three faces of philosophy --
Part V: conclusion: on knowing our own minds. Philosophy and human nature --
Individual and collective self-understanding --
Philosophy and action.
Responsibility: Stephen Toulmin.

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