Return to Reason by Stephen Toulmin
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Return to Reason
By Stephen Toulmin

Return to Reason

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Return to Reason by Stephen Toulmin

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Now, at the beginning of a new century, Toulmin sums up a lifetime of work and issues a call to redress the balance between rationality and reasonableness. His vision does not reject the valuable fruits of science and technology, but requires awareness of the human consequences of our discoveries. Toulmin argues for the need to confront the challenge of an uncertain and unpredictable world, not with inflexible ideologies and abstract theories, but by returning to a more humane and compassionate form of reason, one that accepts the variability and complexity that is human nature as an essential beginning for all intellectual inquiry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674012356
ISBN-10: 0674012356
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Toulmin

Stephen Toulmin was University Professor Emeritus and Henry R. Luce Professor at University of Southern California, and author of, among other books, Cosmopolis and The Uses of Argument.

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