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The Resource Aporetics : Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency, (electronic resource:)

Aporetics : Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency, (electronic resource:)

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Aporetics : Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency
Title
Aporetics
Title remainder
Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The word apory stems from the Greek aporia, meaning impasse or perplexing difficulty. InAporetics, Nicholas Rescher defines an apory as a group of individually plausible but collectively incompatible theses. Rescher examines historic, formulaic, and systematic apories and couples these with aporetic theory from other authors to form this original and comprehensive survey. Citing thinkers from the pre-Socratics through Spinoza, Hegel, and Nicolai Hartmann, he builds a framework for coping with the complexities of divergent theses, and shows in detail how aporetic analysis can be applied to a variety of fields including philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, logic, and intellectual history. Rescher's in-depth examination reveals how aporetic inconsistency can be managed through a plausibility analysis that breaks the chain of inconsistency at its weakest link by deploying right-of-way precedence based on considerations of cognitive centrality. Thus while involvement with cognitive conflicts and inconsistencies are pervasive in human thought, aporetic analysis can provide an effective means of damage control
Action
digitized
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Rescher, Nicholas,
Dewey number
121
Index
index present
Intended audience
College Audience
Intended audience source
University of Pittsburgh Press
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Aporia
Target audience
adult
Label
Aporetics : Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Contents
The nature of apories -- Coherentism : an aporetic approach to empirical inquiry -- Counterfactual conditionals -- Variant analyses of counterfactuals and problems of probability -- The aporetics of counterfactual history -- Paradoxes -- Philosophical aporetics -- The dialectics of philosophical development -- The rationale of aporetic variation
Control code
ocn810039658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822973683
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810039658
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Aporetics : Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Contents
The nature of apories -- Coherentism : an aporetic approach to empirical inquiry -- Counterfactual conditionals -- Variant analyses of counterfactuals and problems of probability -- The aporetics of counterfactual history -- Paradoxes -- Philosophical aporetics -- The dialectics of philosophical development -- The rationale of aporetic variation
Control code
ocn810039658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822973683
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810039658
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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