Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

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Index
aesthetic sensibility 29-32, 264
Alzheimer's disease 47, 65
aphasia 40, 47 Broca's 46-7
Aristotle2, 13
autism 47, 65 n.
availability 173, 197-201, 203
Ayala, Francisco208 n., 209 n.
belief, seeweb of belief
Bellugi, Ursula48 n.
Bennett, Jonathan277 n.
Berwick, Robert165 n.
Binkerton, Derek44 n.
Blaye, A.63 n.
Block, Ned191 n., 195 n.
Bloom, Paul165 n., 177 n., 184 n., 185-6, 198 n., 276 n.
Bonjour, Lawrence154 n., 155 n.
Bonnett, Charles208
Borgida, Eugene3 n.
Bradie, Michael28 n., 207 n.
Braine, Martin103 n.
Broca's aphasia, seeaphasia, Broca's
Buss, David70 n.
Campbell, Donald28 n., 206 n., 208 n., 210 n.
Caplan, David165 n.
Caramazza, Alfonso65 n.
careful cognitive scientist 227-9, 269
Cartwright, Nancy59 n.
cautious principle 191-5
cerebral infarction 65
ceteris paribus clauses 59
chain of being 207
charity:
applied to language 24, 112-15
applied to reasoning competence 116-19, 195
holistic version of 124-7, 136
minimal version of 134-5
principle of 24, 111-36, 195
strong version of 24, 113, 116, 123-4, 127-36
weak version of 24, 113, 116, 119, 123, 271
see also humanity, principle of
chauvinism, epistemic, seeepistemic chauvinism
Cheng, Patricia88, 90 n.
Cherniak, Christopher33 n., 129 n., 133, 161 n., 162-3, 234 n., 276 n.
Chomsky, Noam9 n., 37 n., 38-41, 49-50, 52, 55 n., 56, 59, 165 n., 185 n., 249 n., 274 n.
Churchland, Paul131 n., 218 n.
cognitive science, seecareful cognitive scientist; reasoning competence, developing an account of; reasoning experiments
Cohen, L. Jonathan10 n., 24 n., 25 n., 91, 138 n., 139 n., 140, 145-6, 149 n., 158, 163-5, 167
coherence theory 154-5
of justification 155
of truth 154-5
Colbourn, C. J.63 n.
competence 51-62
idealization view of 52-7
knowledge view of 52, 55-7, 61-2
mechanism view of 52-7, 61-2
see alsocompetence-performance distinction; linguistic competence; reasoning competence
competence-performance distinction 3, 8-10, 41, 51-61, 76-7, 131-3, 163, 251, 269-71, 273-4
computation, theory of 161, 165, 255
Comrie, Bernard44 n.
conceptual-empirical distinction 17-18, 20-3, 30-6, 267-72
conceptual evolution, seeevolutionary epistemology
conceptual knowledge, seeconceptualempirical distinction
Conee, Earl148 n.
conjunction experiment 1, 8, 12, 18-19, 29, 93-102, 107, 117-18, 128-9, 138, 221-4, 230, 236-7, 238, 240-1, 248, 256, 272-4 frequency version 100-1, 273
consistency 128, 163-5, 234-5, 248, 250-3 minimal, seeminimal rationality
content-independent rules 84-5, 89-91

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • I- Introduction 1
  • 2- Competence 37
  • 3- Psychological Evidence 79
  • 4- Charity 111
  • 5- Reflective Equilibrium 137
  • 6- Evolution 172
  • 7- The Standard Picture 214
  • 8- Conclusion 266
  • Bibliography 279
  • Index 291
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