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Metamind

Author: Keith Lehrer
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2004, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book are unified by the thesis that freedom, rationality, consensus, and knowledge depend on thoughts about thoughts, that is, on metamental operations. Metamental operations  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Lehrer
ISBN: 0198248504 9780198248507
OCLC Number: 426322240
Notes: Reprint.
Description: viii, 313 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; An empirical disproof of determinism?; A possible worlds analysis of freedom; Preferences, conditionals, and freedom; Induction, rational acceptance, and minimally inconsistent sets; Induction, evidence, and conceptual change; Reason and consistency; Consensual rationality and scientific revolution; Coherence and the hierarchy of method; The knowledge cycle; The coherence theory of knowledge; Metaknowledge: Undefeated justification; Metamind: Belief, consciousness, and intentionality; Index.
Responsibility: Keith Lehrer.

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`Lehrer takes a further step toward reviving Thomas Reid's thinking-and, in my view, definitely succeeds in this endeavor.'Systems Practice, Vol. 6

 
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