The Roots of Reason: Philosophical Essays on Rationality, Evolution, and Probability

Oxford University Press (2003)
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David Papineau presents a controversial view of human reason, portraying it as a normal part of the natural world, and drawing on the empirical sciences to illuminate its workings. In these six interconnected essays he discusses both theoretical and practical rationality, and shows how evolutionary theory, decision theory, and quantum mechanics offer fresh approaches to some long-standing problems
Keywords Evolution  Knowledge  Philosophy  Probability  Rationality  Reason
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Call number BD418.3.P35 2003
ISBN(s) 0199288712   0199243840   9780199288717
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