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The abstract structure of inquiry - the process of acquiring and changing beliefs about the world - is the focus of this book which takes the position that the "pragmatic" rather than the "linguistic" approach better solves the philosophical problems about the nature of mental representation, and better accounts for the phenomena of thought and speech. It discusses propositions and propositional attitudes (the cluster of activities that constitute inquiry) in general and takes up the way beliefs change in response to potential new information, suggesting that conditional propositions should be understood as projections of epistemic policies onto the world. A Bradford Book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262691130
ISBN-10: 0262691132
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 187
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-1987
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert C. Stalnaker

Robert C. Stalnaker is a professor in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.

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