The Covenant of Reason
Rationality and the Commitments of Thought
By (author) Isaac Levi
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Covenant of Reason by Isaac Levi
Book DescriptionIsaac Levi is one of the preeminent philosophers in the areas of pragmatic rationality and epistemology. This collection of essays constitutes an important presentation of his original and influential ideas about rational choice and belief. A wide range of topics is covered, including consequentialism and sequential choice, consensus, voluntarism of belief, and the tolerance of the opinions of others. The essays elaborate on the idea that principles of rationality are norms that regulate the coherence of our beliefs and values with our rational choices. The norms impose minimal constraints on deliberation and inquiry, but they also impose demands well beyond the capacities of deliberating agents. This major collection will be eagerly sought out by a wide range of philosophers in epistemology, logic, and philosophy of science, as well as economists, decision theorists, and statisticians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521572880
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isaac Levi
Pragmatism and Inquiry, Hardback (September 2012)
This volume presents a series of essays on the nature of intellectual inquiry: what its aims are and how it operates. Isaac Levi draws upon the work of the American Pragmatists C. S. Peirce and John Dewey to investigate what justifies change in belief.
Fixation of Belief and Its Undoing, Paperback (May 2009)
This book will be of particular interest to discussion theorists, epistemologists, philosophers of science, computer scientists and cognitive psychologists.
For the Sake of the Argument, Paperback (August 2007)
This book offers an account of suppositional reasoning relevant to practical deliberation, explanation, prediction and hypothesis testing.
Decisions and Revisions, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Isaac Levi
A collection of Isaac Levi's philosophical papers, with an introduction.
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