Princeton University Press (1973)

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Gilbert Harman
Princeton University
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Thoughts and other mental states are defined by their role in a functional system. Since it is easier to determine when we have knowledge than when reasoning has occurred, Gilbert Harman attempts to answer the latter question by seeing what assumptions about reasoning would best account for when we have knowledge and when not. He describes induction as inference to the best explanation, or more precisely as a modification of beliefs that seeks to minimize change and maximize explanatory coherence. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Keywords Epistemology  Evidence  Explanation  Functionalism  Grammar  Inference  Knowledge  Language  Logic  Meaning  Memory
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ISBN(s) 0691645116   069101986X   9780691618050   0691618054   9780691645117
DOI 10.2307/2183971
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