Thinking Things Through: An Introduction to Philosophical Issues and Achievements / Edition 1

Thinking Things Through: An Introduction to Philosophical Issues and Achievements / Edition 1

by Clark Glymour
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262571196

ISBN-13: 9780262571197

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: MIT Press


"I have never encountered an introductory text like this one. As far as textbooks go, it is unique. It attempts to present a side of philosophy that has been hidden from the view of all but its practitioners. . . . Glymour's book should make a good many people proud to be philosophers in the twentieth century."
-- Douglas Stalker

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"I have never encountered an introductory text like this one. As far as textbooks go, it is unique. It attempts to present a side of philosophy that has been hidden from the view of all but its practitioners. . . . Glymour's book should make a good many people proud to be philosophers in the twentieth century."
-- Douglas Stalker, University of Delaware
Thinking Things Through provides a broad, historical, and rigorous introduction to the logical tradition in philosophy and to its contemporary significance. The book centers around three of the most fruitful issues in Western thought: What are proofs and why do they provide knowledge? How can experience be used to gain knowledge or to alter beliefs in a rational way? What is the nature of mind and of mental events and mental states? In a clear and lively style, Glymour describes these key philosophical problems and traces attempts at solutions from ancient Greece to the present.

A Bradford Book


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262571197
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PART I
The Idea of Proof
Proofs
Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration and Proof
Ideas, Combinations, and the Mathematics of Thought
The Laws of Thought
Frege's New Logical World
Modern Logic
PART II
EXperience, Knowledge, and Belief
Skepticism
Bayesian Solutions
Kantian Solutions
Knowledge and Reliability
PART III
Minds
Mind and Meaning
The Computable
The Computational Concept of Mind
PART IV
Conclusion
The Enterprise of Philosophy

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