Rationality: Constraints And Contexts by Tzu-Wei Hung

Rationality: Constraints And Contexts

byTzu-Wei HungEditorTimothy Joseph Lane

Hardcover | September 1, 2016

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Rationality: Contexts and Constraintsis an interdisciplinary reappraisal of the nature of rationality. In method, it is pluralistic, drawing upon the analytic approaches of philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, and more. These methods guide exploration of the intersection between traditional scholarship and cutting-edge philosophical or scientific research. In this way, the book contributes to development of a suitably revised, comprehensive understanding of rationality, one that befits the 21st century, one that is adequately informed by recent investigations of science, pathology, non-human thought, emotion, and even enigmatic Chinese texts that might previously have seemed to be expressions of irrationalism.



  • Addresses recent challenges and Identifies a direction for future research on rationality
  • Investigates the relationship between rationality and mental disorders, such as delusion and depression
  • Assesses reasoning in artificial intelligence and nonhuman animals
  • Reflects on ancient Chinese Philosophy and possible cultural differences in human psychology
  • Employs philosophical reflection, along with linguistic, probabilistic, and logical techniques

About The Author

Tzu-Wei Hung is an assistant research fellow and a project coordinator at the Institute of European and American Studies at the Academia Sincia. His research and teaching interests include philosophy of psychology, philosophy of language, and early Formosan Philosophy. He is also the editor of Communicative Action (Springer) and Existe...

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Title:Rationality: Constraints And ContextsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128046007

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Introduction

1. Rationality and its ContextsTimothy Joseph Lane

Part II: Science

2. Bayesian Psychology and Human RationalityShaun Nichols & Richard Samuels

3. Scientific Rationality: Phlogiston as a Case StudyJonathon Hricko

4. Cross-cultural Differences in Thinking: Some Thoughts on Psychological ParadigmsNgar Yin Louis Lee

Part III: Pathology

5. Delusion and the Norms of RationalityTim Bayne

6. Outline of a Theory of Delusion: Irrationality and Pathological BeliefIan Gold

7. Is Depressive Rumination Rational?Timothy Joseph Lane & Georg Northoff

Part IV: Irrationality

8. Reason and Unreason in Chinese PhilosophyYiu-ming Fung

9. Irrationally Intelligible or Rationally Unintelligible?Wai Chun Leong

10. Does Classical Chinese Philosophy Reveal Alternative Rationalities?Ting-mien Lee

Part V: Non-Human

11. Bridging the Logic-Based and Probability-Based Approaches to Artificial IntelligenceHanti Lin

12. Rationality andEscherichia coli Tzu-Wei Hung

Part VI: Communication and Emotion

13. Rational Belief and Evidence-Based UpdateEric McCready

14. Reason and Emotion in Xunzi's Moral PsychologyEllie Hua Wang