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.
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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
  • 1,857,522

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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 "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." Gilbert Harman , Princeton University "In Stich's development of his new position, pragmatist epistemology has at last achieved a reasoned advocacy that combines lucidity with sophistication" L. Jonathan Cohen , Oxford University "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." E. J. Lowe, Philosophical Quarterly
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