The present book continues Rescher's longstanding practice of publishing occasional studies written for formal presentation and informal discussion with colleagues. They form part of a wider program of investigation of the scope and limits of rational inquiry in the pursuit of knowledge.
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Nicholas Rescher, distinguished university professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently chairman of the Center for Philosophy of Science.
Table of Contents
|Preface Chapter 1: INTELLIGENCE AND EVOLUTIONARY INNOVATION Chapter 2: ON OVERSIMPLIFICATION AND THE GROWTH OF KNOWLEDGE Chapter 3: VAGUENESS: SOME VARIANT APPROACHES Chapter 4: UNDERDETERMINATION Chapter 5: COGNITIVE COMPROMISE: On Managing Cognitive Risk in the Face of Imperfect/Flawed Information Chapter 6: AUTHORITY Chapter 7: AN EXPLANATORY CONUNDRUM Chapter 8: THE MUSICAL CHAIRS PARADOX Chapter 9: TRANSCENDENTAL ARGUMENTATION AND HUMAN NATURE Chapter 10: A MULTITUDE OF WORLDS? Name Index|