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Mistakes of reason [electronic resource] : essays in honour of John Woods /
edited by Kent A. Peacock and Andrew D. Irvine.
imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2005.
description
xii, 533 p. : port. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0802038662 (bound : alk. paper), 9780802038661
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Book
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imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2005.
isbn
0802038662 (bound : alk. paper)
9780802038661
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10516484
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Over a distinguished academic career, the Canadian philosopher and scholar John Woods has written on a rich variety of topics central to contemporary philosophy. These include the history and philosophy of logic, deviant logics, inductive and abductive reasoning, informal reasoning, fallacy theory, the logic of fiction, epistemology, and abortion and euthanasia. Not only has Woods'work been significant in itself, it has also stimulated others working in these fields. Mistakes of Reason is a tribute to Woods and contains twenty-six new essays by leading Canadian and international philosophers. The essays are accompanied by commentaries by Woods himself, creating a unique dialogue between Woods and his colleagues. Editors Kent A. Peacock and Andrew D. Irvine have grouped the works under the themes of Reality, Knowledge, Logic and Language, Reasoning, and Values. The essays evaluate Woods'work and celebrate the generous contribution that he has made to Canada's intellectual development over the past forty years.
Description for Reader
Over a distinguished academic career, the Canadian philosopher and scholar John Woods has written on a rich variety of topics central to contemporary philosophy. These include the history and philosophy of logic, deviant logics, inductive and abductive reasoning, informal reasoning, fallacy theory, the logic of fiction, epistemology, and abortion and euthanasia. Not only has WoodsA? work been significant in itself, it has also stimulated others working in these fields.Mistakes of Reasonis a tribute to Woods and contains twenty-six new essays by leading Canadian and international philosophers. The essays are accompanied by commentaries by Woods himself, creating a unique dialogue between Woods and his colleagues. Editors Kent A. Peacock and Andrew D. Irvine have grouped the works under the themes of Reality, Knowledge, Logic and Language, Reasoning, and Values. The essays evaluate WoodsA? work and celebrate the generous contribution that he has made to CanadaA's intellectual development over the past forty years.
Description for Reader
Over a distinguished academic career, the Canadian philosopher and scholar John Woods has written on a rich variety of topics central to contemporary philosophy. These include the history and philosophy of logic, deviant logics, inductive and abductive reasoning, informal reasoning, fallacy theory, the logic of fiction, epistemology, and abortion and euthanasia. Not only has Woods' work been significant in itself, it has also stimulated others working in these fields.Mistakes of Reasonis a tribute to Woods and contains twenty-six new essays by leading Canadian and international philosophers. The essays are accompanied by commentaries by Woods himself, creating a unique dialogue between Woods and his colleagues. Editors Kent A. Peacock and Andrew D. Irvine have grouped the works under the themes of Reality, Knowledge, Logic and Language, Reasoning, and Values. The essays evaluate Woods' work and celebrate the generous contribution that he has made to Canada's intellectual development over the past forty years.
Table of Contents
Introduction : John Woods in profilep. 3
Through the Woods to Meinong's junglep. 15
The epsilon logic of fictionsp. 33
Animadversions on the logic of fiction and reform of modal logicp. 49
Resolving the Skolem paradoxp. 64
Are platonism and pragmatism compatible?p. 78
A neo-Hintikkan solution to Kripke's puzzlep. 93
Respondeop. 103
The day of the dolphins : puzzling over epistemic partnershipp. 111
Cognitive yearning and fugitive truthp. 134
The de Finetti lottery and equiprobabilityp. 158
The lottery paradoxp. 173
Reliabilism and inference to the best explanationp. 183
Respondeop. 197
Aristotle and modern logicp. 207
The peculiarities of Stoic propositional logicp. 224
On the substitutional approach to logical consequencep. 243
The fallacy of transitivity for necessary counterfactuals : on behalf of (certain) non-transitive entailment relationsp. 264
Vagueness and intuitionistic logic : on the Wright trackp. 279
The semantic illusionp. 296
Respondeop. 321
Arguing from authorityp. 331
Premiss acceptability and truthp. 348
Emotion, relevance, and consolation argumentsp. 364
Temporal agentsp. 380
Filtration structures and the cut down problem for abductionp. 398
Mistakes in reasoning about argumentationp. 418
Respondeop. 442
Engineered death and the (il)logic of social changep. 453
Incorrect Englishp. 474
Ameliorating computational exhaustion in artificial prudencep. 491
Respondeop. 504
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