Studies of Human Inference and Its Foundations
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Reasoning by Jonathan E. Adler
Book DescriptionThis 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, as well as counterfactual and causal reasoning. It also includes chapters on the interface between reasoning and other forms of thought. In general, this last set of essays represents growth points in reasoning research, drawing connections to pragmatics, cross-cultural studies, emotion and evolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521612746
(253mm x 177mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan E. Adler
Reasoning, Hardback (May 2008)
An interdisciplinary collection of major essays on reasoning by a well-known group of philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists.
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Author Biography - Jonathan E. Adler
Jonathan E. Adler is Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, City University of New York. His D.Phil. in philosophy is from Oxford University. His main areas of research are epistemology, philosophy of psychology, informal logic, ethics, and philosophy of education. In 2002, he published Belief's Own Ethics. Lance Rips received his Ph.D. from the Psychology Department at Stanford University in 1974 and taught at the University of Chicago from 1974 to 1993. Since 1993, Rips has been a Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University. He is on the editorial board of Cognition, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Informal Logic.
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