The Fragmentation of Reason

The Fragmentation of Reason : Preface to a Pragmatic Theory of Cognitive Evaluation

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In recent years, leading cognitive psychologists have painted a detailed, controversial, and highly critical portrait of commonsense reasoning. Stephen Stich undertakes a spirited defense of this work and puts forth a critique of those writers who argue that widespread irrationality is a biological or conceptual impossibility.Stephen Stich is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and author of From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science.
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  • Paperback | 191 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 272g
  • MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Mass., United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1
  • 0262691590
  • 9780262691598
  • 2,330,524

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"All psychologists concerned with reasoning will find that Stich's reflections on it deepen their understanding of the topic.--Richard E. Nisbett, Contemporary Psychology
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