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Reasoning : studies of human inference and its foundations

Reasoning : studies of human inference and its foundations

Author: Jonathan Eric Adler; Lance J Rips
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This interdisciplinary work is a collection of major essays on reasoning: deductive, inductive, abductive, belief revision, defeasible (non-monotonic), cross cultural, conversational, and argumentative. They are each oriented toward contemporary empirical studies. The book focuses on foundational issues, including paradoxes, fallacies, and debates about the nature of rationality, the traditional modes of reasoning,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007038693
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Eric Adler; Lance J Rips
ISBN: 0511456042 9780511457357 0511457359 9780511456046 9780511814273 0511814275 9780511454288 0511454287 9786611944674 6611944672 0511453337 9780511453335
OCLC Number: 304174052
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 1057 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Foundations of Reasoning --
Some philosophical viewpoints --
Fallacies and rationality --
Part II. Modes of Reasoning --
Deductive reasoning --
Induction --
Dual and integrative approaches --
Abduction and belief change --
Causal and counterfactual reasoning --
Argumentation --
Part III. Interactions of Reasoning in Human Thought --
Reasoning and pragmatics --
Domain-specific, goal-based, and evolutionary approaches --
Reasoning across cultures --
Biology, emotions, and reasoning.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan E. Adler and Lance J. Rips.
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An interdisciplinary collection of major essays on reasoning by a well-known group of philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists. The volume contains new work, not available elsewhere, as  Read more...


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"This book provides a very comprehensive, almost encyclopedic overview in the general area of reasoning. It encompasses psychological research and philosophical considerations of inductive paradoxes, Read more...

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