Fragmentation of Reason by Stephen P. Stich
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Fragmentation of Reason
By Stephen P. Stich

The Fragmentation of Reason

Preface to a Pragmatic Theory of Cognitive Evaluation New edition

By (author) See other recent books by Stephen P. Stich
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $11.95
Your Price: $10.75 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.54 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Fragmentation of Reason by Stephen P. Stich

Book Description

From Descartes to Popper, philosophers have criticized and tried to improve the strategies of reasoning invoked in science and in everyday life. In recent years leading cognitive psychologists have painted a detailed, controversial, and highly critical portrait of common sense reasoning. Stephen Stich begins with a spirited defense of this work and a critique of those writers who argue that widespread irrationality is a biological or conceptual impossibility.Stich then explores the nature of rationality and irrationality: What is it that distinguishes good reasoning from bad? He rejects the most widely accepted approaches to this question approaches which unpack rationality by appeal to truth, to reflective equilibrium or conceptual analysis. The alternative he defends grows out of the pragmatic tradition in which reasoning is viewed as a cognitive tool. Stich's version of pragmatism leads to a radical epistemic relativism and he argues that the widespread abhorrence of relativism is ill founded.Stephen Stich is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and author of From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science.

Buy Fragmentation of Reason book by Stephen P. Stich from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780262691598
ISBN-10: 0262691590
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 191
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Stephen P. Stich

Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science by Stephen P. Stich Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Hardback (February 2012)

This volume offers an overview of the philosophy of cognitive science that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology.

Innate Mind by Stephen P. Stich Innate Mind, Paperback (January 2008)

This is the third of a three-volume set on The Innate Mind providing a comprehensive assessment of nativist thought and definitive reference point for future inquiry. Together these volumes point the way toward a synthesis that provides a powerful picture of our minds and their place in the natural order.

Mindreading by Stephen P. Stich Mindreading, Paperback (September 2003)

The everyday capacity to understand the mind, or 'mindreading', plays an enormous role in our ordinary lives. Shaun Nichols and Stephen Stich provide a detailed and integrated account of the intricate web of mental components underlying this fascinating and multifarious skill.

» View all books by Stephen P. Stich

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Fragmentation of Reason book by Stephen P. Stich and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Stephen P. Stich close
Philosophy and Connectionist Theory by Stephen P. Stich
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science by Stephen P. Stich
Innate Mind by Stephen P. Stich
Innate Mind by Stephen P. Stich
Mindreading by Stephen P. Stich
Mindreading by Stephen P. Stich
Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind by Stephen P. Stich
Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mind by Stephen P. Stich
Cognitive Basis of Science by Stephen P. Stich
Cognitive Basis of Science by Stephen P. Stich
Deconstructing the Mind by Stephen P. Stich
Deconstructing the Mind by Stephen P. Stich
Benacerraf and His Critics by Stephen P. Stich
Mental Representation by Stephen P. Stich
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close