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Plausible Reasoning

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The previous chapter argued that the brain-mind has information which is not available to a non-conscious computer. This chapter argues that the brain-mind does use such information. The broad ... More


Plausible Reasoning

David Hodgson

in Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845309
eISBN:
9780199932269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845309.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In Chapter 3, I consider one very important aspect of our rationality, namely our ability to engage in plausible reasoning; that is, reasoning in which the premises or data do not entail the ... More


Form and Substance in Contract Law

P. S. Atiyah

in Essays on Contract

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254447
eISBN:
9780191681493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254447.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

There are two different types of legal reasoning: reasons of substance and formal reasons. Substantive reasons often lie behind the formal reasons. An example of the first type is when considering ... More


Re-Reasoning Ethics: The Rationality of Deliberation and Judgment in Ethics

Barry Hoffmaster and Cliff Hooker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037693
eISBN:
9780262345637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037693.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The ethics in this book is unique. It is not about philosophy’s moral theories and principles and their logical application. That standard conception of ethics is too simple, too spare, too abstract, ... More


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