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Reasoning Studies of Human Inference and Its Foundations

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ISBN-10: 0521848156

ISBN-13: 9780521848152

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jonathan E. Adler, Lance J. Rips

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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,…    
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Book details

List price: $152.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/12/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1072
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.400
Language: English

Lance J. Rips is Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University.

Foundations of Reasoning
Some philosophical viewpoints
Fallacies and rationality
Modes of Reasoning
Deductive reasoning
Dual and integrative approaches
Abduction and belief revision
Causal and counterfactual reasoning
Interactions of Reasoning in Human Thought
Reasoning and pragmatics
Domain-specific, goal based, and evolutionary approaches
Reasoning across cultures
Biology, emotions, and reasoning