Jonathan E. Adler and Lance J. Rips : Reasoning: Studies of Human Inference and Its Foundations: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-521-84815-2

Argumentation 28 (4):493-500 (2014)
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IntroductionThis title is an important collection of articles on the principles, methods, and facts of human reasoning. It is of interest to argumentation theorists, philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and researchers in related fields. Out of the 53 articles, 16 were written specifically for this volume by prominent representatives of their fields, and it makes an important contribution to the research on reasoning. The size of the collection enables it to include papers from classic philosophical articles to important new theorizing on the psychology of reasoning, so it can be used as material for a variety of courses with different emphases and levels of expertise. The “comingling” of the empirical and the philosophical keeps the reading experience refreshing for readers of different academic denominations. Both the philosophical and the empirical develop their mutual and distinct debates, though the selection of philosophical texts naturally favors those that link wi ..



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