Collected Papers, Volume 2: Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010

Hardcover | August 13, 2012

byStephen Stich

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This volume collects the best and most influential essays on knowledge, rationality and morality that Stephen Stich has published in the last 40 years. All of the essays are concerned, in one way or another, with the ways in which findings and theories in the cognitive sciences can contributeto, and sometimes reshape traditional philosophical conversations and debates. A central theme in the essays on epistemology and rationality is the philosophical significance of empirical work on human reasoning done by researchers in the "heuristics and biases" tradition, and by their critics inevolutionary psychology. In the essays on morality, a wide range of empirical work is explored, including studies of the psychological foundations of norms, work on the moral / conventional distinction, and empirical attempts to determine whether humans ever act on altruistic motives. Stich was one of the pioneers in theexperimental philosophy movement, and work in experimental philosophy plays a prominent role in many of these essays. The volume includes a new introductory essay that offers an overview of the papers and traces the history of how they emerged.

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This volume collects the best and most influential essays on knowledge, rationality and morality that Stephen Stich has published in the last 40 years. All of the essays are concerned, in one way or another, with the ways in which findings and theories in the cognitive sciences can contributeto, and sometimes reshape traditional philo...

Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. His publications include six books, a dozen anthologies and over 150 articles. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of the Jea...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. The Recombinant DNA Debate2. Stephen Stich and Richard E. Nisbett,: Justification and the Psychology of Human Reasoning3. Could Man Be An Irrational Animal?4. Reflective Equilibrium, Analytic Epistemology and the Problem of Cognitive Diversity5. Moral Philosophy and Mental Representation6. Naturalizing Epistemology: Quine, Simon and the Prospects for Pragmatism7. Richard Samuels, Stephen Stich and Patrice D. Tremoulet: Rethinking Rationality: From Bleak Implications to Darwinian Modules8. Jonathan Weinberg, Shaun Nichols and Stephen Stich: Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions9. Richard Samuels, Stephen Stich and Michael Bishop: Ending the Rationality Wars: How to Make Disputes About Human Rationality Disappear10. Shaun Nichols, Stephen Stich and Jonathan Weinberg: Meta-Skepticism: Meditations on Ethno-Epistemology11. John Doris and Stephen Stich: As a Matter of Fact: Empirical Perspectives on Ethics12. Chandra Sripada and Stephen Stich: A Framework for the Psychology of Norms13. Daniel Kelly, Stephen Stich, Kevin J. Haley, Serena Eng and Daniel M. T. Fessler: Harm, Affect and the Moral / Conventional Distinction14. Daniel Kelly and Stephen Stich: Two Theories About the Cognitive Architecture Underlying Morality15. Stephen Stich, John Doris and Erica Roedder: Altruism