Common Sense, Reasoning, and Rationality

Common Sense, Reasoning, and Rationality

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As the eleventh volume in the New Directions in Cognitive Science series (formerly the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series), this work promises superb scholarship and interdisciplinary appeal. It addresses three areas of current and varied interest: common sense, reasoning, and rationality. While common sense and rationality often have been viewed as two distinct features in a unified cognitive map, this volume offers novel, even paradoxical, views of the relationship. Comprised of outstanding essays from distinguished philosophers, it considers what constitutes human rationality, behavior, and intelligence, while covering diverse areas of philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, and computer science. Indeed, this work is at the forefront of cognitive research and promises to be of unprecedented influence across numerous disciplines.So it is helpful at this juncture to consider next what it is about common sense that has made building it upon these ... between commonsense knowledge (aquot;what everyone knowsaquot;) and commonsense reasoning (aquot;the human ability to useanbsp;...

Title:Common Sense, Reasoning, and Rationality
Author:Renee Elio Professor of Computing Science University of Alberta
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2002-01-22


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