Knowledge and Conditionals: Essays on the Structure of Inquiry (Hardback)
  • Knowledge and Conditionals: Essays on the Structure of Inquiry (Hardback)
zoom

Knowledge and Conditionals: Essays on the Structure of Inquiry (Hardback)

(author)
£42.49
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 03/07/2019
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Robert C. Stalnaker presents a set of essays on the structure of inquiry. In the first part he focuses on the concepts of knowledge, belief, and partial belief, and on the rules and procedures we use - or ought to use - to determine what to believe, and what to claim that we know. In the second part he examines conditional statements and conditional beliefs, their role in epistemology, and their relations to causal and explanatory concepts, such as dispositions, objective chance, relations of dependence, and independence. A central concern of the book is the interaction of different cognitive perspectives - the ways in which the attitudes of rational agents are or should be influenced by critical reflection on their present cognitive situation, on their own cognitive situations at other times, and on the cognitive situations of others with whom they interact. The general picture that is developed is naturalistic, following Hume in rejecting a substantive role for pure reason in the defense of inductive rules, and in giving causal concepts a central role in the description and explanation of our cognitive practices. However, Stalnaker rejects the side of Hume that aims to reduce concepts involving natural necessity to more basic descriptive concepts. Instead, he argues that the development of inductive rules and practices takes place in interaction with the development of concepts for giving a theoretical description of the world.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198810346
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 242 x 160 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Beyond Order
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Life Lessons
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Rebel Ideas
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Humankind
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The School of Life
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
How to Argue With a Racist
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Metazoa
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
What is Life?
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Hood Feminism
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.