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Title Reasoning : studies of human inference and its foundations / edited by Jonathan E. Adler and Lance J. Rips
Published Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 1057 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Foundations of Reasoning -- Some philosophical viewpoints -- Fallacies and rationality -- Part II. Modes of Reasoning -- Deductive reasoning -- Induction -- Dual and integrative approaches -- Abduction and belief change -- Causal and counterfactual reasoning -- Argumentation -- Part III. Interactions of Reasoning in Human Thought -- Reasoning and pragmatics -- Domain-specific, goal-based, and evolutionary approaches -- Reasoning across cultures -- Biology, emotions, and reasoning
Summary This 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Reasoning.
Form Electronic book
Author Adler, Jonathan Eric, 1948-
Rips, Lance J.
LC no. 2007038693
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