About the Author
Stephen Stich is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and author of From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments p.ix
1. Something between a Preface and an Introduction p.1
2. Good Reasoning and Intentional Content: How Irrational Can We Be? p.29
3. Evolution and Rationality p.55
4. Reflective Equilibrium and Analytic Epistemology p.75
5. Do We Really Care Whether Our Beliefs are True? p.101
6. A Pragmatic Account of Cognitive Evaluation p.129
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It is a book which has many of the merits prized by philosophers of the analytic school: lucidity, terseness, wealth of argument, respect for the findings of empirical science, and - dare one say it - all the appearances of an honest commitment to the pursuit Of truth.
In Stich's development of his new position, pragmatist epistemology has at last achieved a reasoned advocacy that combines lucidity with sophistication
All psychologists concerned with reasoning will find that Stich's reflections on it deepen their understanding of the topic.
A wonderful book. It provides a total reworking of philosophical epistemology, a 'deconstruction,' as they say. Stich offers an exciting philosophical challenge to the whole field, and a persuasive case for a real pragmatism. The book is clear, straightforward and enjoyable to read, with an engaging human voice. It provides students with a model of how to do philosophy.
"All psychologists concerned with reasoning will find that Stich's reflections on it deepen their understanding of the topic. Richard E. Nisbett, Contemporary Psychology