Aspects of Rationality: Reflections on What It Means To Be Rational and Whether We Are

Aspects of Rationality: Reflections on What It Means To Be Rational and Whether We Are

by Raymond S. Nickerson

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ISBN-13: 9781138006287
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/27/2016
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Raymond S. Nickerson, retired senior vice president of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. and research professor at Tufts University, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists. He is the founding editor of The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, the founding and series editor of Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, an annual publication of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the author of several books, including Mathematical Reasoning: Patterns, Problems, Conjectures, and Proofs (Psychology Press, 2010).

Table of Contents

1. What is Rationality? 2. The Search for Standards of Rationality. 3. Intelligence and Knowledge. 4. Beliefs. 5. Goals, Value, and Affect. 6. Explanations. 7. Preferences and Judgment. 8. Decision and Choice. 9. Understanding and Wisdom. 10. The Relativity of Rationality. 11. Conclusions and a View.

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