Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Logic, Thought and Action

Logic, Thought and Action (Paperback)

£268.50
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

their communication abilities? The ?rst part of the book,Reason, - tion and Communication, contains a general philosophicaldiscussion of these important questions. In Chapter 2,The Balance ofReason, Dascal discusses the ideal of aperfectly reliable balance of reason, an ideal challenged by scepticism. He shows that the balance metaphor is compatible with two di?erent conceptions of rationality which are both present in Western thought. The ?rst conception expects the balance of reason to provide conclusive decisionsin every rational deliberation. Thesecond conception ackno- edges the limits of human reason. It is clearly more appropriate for h- dling uncertainty, revision of intentions and more apt to face scepticism. Leibnitz, one of the most eminent rationalist philosophers, made a s- stantial contribution to both conceptions of rationality. Dascal discusses in detailhis ideas. He shows how Leibnizcameto grips with the balance metaphor. Thestateof equilibrium of thescalesof a balancemirrorsthe equilibriumofindi?erence betweentheargumentsforandthearguments against a belief, a decision or an action. Yet an indi?erence of that kind seems to model arbitrariness rather than rationality.

Leibniz, as Dascal stresses, was well aware oftheproblem. Heacknowledged that the b- ance of reason, when it is conceived as a metric and digital balance, lies open to the objection raised above, but he worked out another version of the balance of reason to circumvent this. We can conceive of a balance which permits us to directly compare the "values" of what is placed on the scales without reducing them to universal measuring units.

Computing & ITComputer scienceLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesCommunication studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: logicScience & MathematicsMathematics Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 14/02/2005 ISBN-13: 9781402026164  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

More books by Daniel Vanderveken

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Epistemic Lightness of Truth:...
(Hardback)
Cezary Cieslinski
 
 
£75.00
 
The Boundary Stones of Thought: An...
(Paperback)
Ian Rumfitt
 
 
£19.99
 
Ignorance: Everything You Need to ...
(Paperback)
Robert Graef
 
 
£15.99
 
Formal Epistemology and Cartesian...
(Hardback)
Tomoji Shogenji
 
 
£115.00
 
Latest Blog
Why Little Women is the Perfect Christmas Read
15/12/2017

Publisher of the Macmillan Collectors Library, Harriet Sanders, celebrates the arrival on tv this Christmas of Little Women

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two
13/12/2017

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi
12/12/2017

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd