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Presumption and the practices of tentative cognition

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text endeavors to show that the process of presumption plays a role of virtually indispensable utility in matters of rational inquiry and communication. The origins of presumption may lie in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 052134963X 9780521349635 9780521864749 0521864747
OCLC Number: 770432912
Description: 184 p.
Contents: Preface; 1. The legal roots of presumption; 2. Presumption and burden of proof; 3. Cognitive presumptions and truth; 4. Validating cognitive presumptions; 5. Presumption and inquiry; 6. A default reasoning; 7. Presumption and trust; 8. Presumption and communication; 9. Presumption in science and beyond; 10. Specificity prioritization and the primacy of the particular; 11. Dismissing extremely remote possibilities; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.

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