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by Nicholas Rescher

eBook Error: (On Our Predicament When Things Go Wrong) epub
  • ISBN: 0822943271
  • Author: Nicholas Rescher
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; F First Edition edition (September 28, 2006)
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • ePUB size: 1273 kb
  • FB2 size 1296 kb
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Error: On Our Predicament When Things Go Wrong.

Error: On Our Predicament When Things Go Wrong.

In this book, Nicholas Rescher treats the nature, causes, and consequences of error in all of its forms: cognitive . We can go wrong in our conception of a thing by omitting from the conception what is important about the object or by attributing a feature the object does not have.

In this book, Nicholas Rescher treats the nature, causes, and consequences of error in all of its forms: cognitive error, or failures to attain correct beliefs; practical error, or failures to attain objectives; and axiological error, or mistakes in evaluation or judgment. Rescher discusses the interesting question of how the inadequacy of our conception of an object affects our communication about it.

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Error: (On Our Predicament When Things Go Wrong). As Rescher’s study argues, truth and error are inexorably intertwined-one cannot exist without the other. by. Nicholas Rescher. Error is an unavoidable occurrence in the cognitive process-without missteps on the path to truth, truth itself cannot be attained. The risk of error is inherent in the quest for truth.

Error: (On Our Predicament When Things Go Wrong . By sorting through a number of common-sense assumptions and exploring their limitations and strengths, Rescher gives real merit to an intellectual case for a theory of prediction.

Error: (On Our Predicament When Things Go Wrong ). -Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.

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In Error, Nicholas Rescher presents a fresh analysis of the occurrence, causality, and consequences of error in human thought, action, and evaluation

In Error, Nicholas Rescher presents a fresh analysis of the occurrence, causality, and consequences of error in human thought, action, and evaluation. Rescher maintains that error-avoidance and truth-achievement are distinct but equally important factors for rational inquiry, and that error is inherent in the human cognitive process (to err is human). He defines three main categories of error: cognitive (failure to realize truths); practical (failure related to the objective of an action); and axiological (failure in evaluation), and articulates the factors that contribute to each.

In Error, Nicholas Rescher presents a fresh analysis of the occurrence, causality, and consequences of error in human thought, action, and evaluation. Rescher maintains that error-avoidance and truth-achievement are distinct but equally important factors for rational inquiry, and that error is inherent in the human cognitive process (to err is human). He defines three main categories of error: cognitive (failure to realize truths); practical (failure related to the objective of an action); and axiological (failure in evaluation), and articulates the factors that contribute to each. His discussion also provides a historical perspective on the treatment of error in Greek philosophy, and by later thinkers such as Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, James, Royce, Moore, and Russell. Error is an important reexamination of the significance of error to the fields of philosophical anthropology, epistemology, ontology, and theology. As Rescher’s study argues, truth and error are inexorably intertwined—one cannot exist without the other. Error is an unavoidable occurrence in the cognitive process—without missteps on the path to truth, truth itself cannot be attained. The risk of error is inherent in the quest for truth.
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