Don't be Fooled: A Philosophy of Common Sense

Don't be Fooled: A Philosophy of Common Sense

by Jan Bransen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138716773
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/03/2017
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jan Bransen is Professor of Philosophy of Behavioural Science at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He is the founder of Philosophical Explorations and has written scholarly work on practical identity, autonomy, narrative agency and love. Besides that, he publishes accessible books on the importance of cultivating a philosophical attitude to science, politics, media, mental health and modern life in general.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How words liberate and captivate people

Part 1: Living with common sense

1. Humaning on Endoxa

2. Expectations between hope and prediction

3. Understandable, efficient and good behaviour

4. Trust and accommodation

5. Dealing with grey

Part 2: Living with expertise

6. Humaning today

7. Waking up without science

8. Understanding without objectivity

9. Satisfaction without policies

10. Responsibility without expert witnesses

Epilogue.

Bibliography

Index

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