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Autor: David Papineau
ISBN-13: 9780199288717
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 242
Gewicht: 1102 g
Format: 240x165x40 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.03.2006

The Roots of Reason: Philosophical Essays on Rationality, Evolution, and Probability

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Presenting a different view of human reason, this book portrays it as a normal part of the natural world. Drawing on the empirical sciences to illuminate its workings, it discusses both theoretical and practical rationality, and shows how evolutionary theory, decision theory, and quantum mechanics offer fresh approaches to the problems.
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Preface; Introduction; 1. Normativity and Judgement; 2. The Evolution of Knowledge; 3. The Evolution of Means-End Reasoning; 4. Probability as a Guide to Life (co-authored with Helen Beebee); 5. Causation as a Guide to Life; 6. Uncertainty Decisions and the Many-Minds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
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David Papineau presents a controversial view of human reason, portraying it as a normal part of the natural world, and drawing on the empirical sciences to illuminate its workings. In these six interconnected essays he discusses both theoretical and practical rationality, and shows how evolutionary theory, decision theory, and quantum mechanics offer fresh approaches to some long-standing problems.

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Autor: David Papineau
ISBN-13:: 9780199288717
ISBN: 0199288712
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.03.2006
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 1102g
Seiten: 242
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 240x165x40 mm