Cognitive Complications: Epistemology in Pragmatic Perspective

2016.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Rescher, Cognitive Complications: Epistemology in Pragmatic Perspective, Lexington Books, 2015, 211pp., $90.00 (hbk),
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2016.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Rescher, Cognitive Complications: Epistemology in Pragmatic Perspective, Lexington Books, 2015, 211pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498521802. Reviewed by Scott F. Aikin, Vanderbilt University This is a collection of fifteen short chapters by Nicholas Rescher on a variety of issues in epistemology. Some of the chapters are stand-alone works, but many come as packages of progressive refinements of particular themes. In the Preface, Rescher writes that "The prime intent of this book is innovation," as many of the chapters' topics "address issues that are under-examined in the present state of discussion, their inherent interest notwithstanding." The broad set of undertheorized issues he surveys can be roughly described as the pragmatic questions arising in ongoing inquiry. There are questions of how to allocate intellectual resources, which questions to prioritize, how detailed the research must be, and. . .

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