Mistakes of Reason: Essays in Honour of John Woods

Mistakes of Reason: Essays in Honour of John Woods

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By Andrew D. Irvine and Kent A. Peacock
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2005
World Rights
400 Pages
ISBN 9780802038661
Published Jan 2006
Online discount: 25%
 $108.00    $81.00

Over a distinguished academic career, the Canadian philosopher and scholar John Woods has written on a rich variety of topics central to contemporary philosophy. These include the history and philosophy of logic, deviant logics, inductive and abductive reasoning, informal reasoning, fallacy theory, the logic of fiction, epistemology, and abortion and euthanasia. Not only has Woods' work been significant in itself, it has also stimulated others working in these fields.

Mistakes of Reason is a tribute to Woods and contains twenty-six new essays by leading Canadian and international philosophers. The essays are accompanied by commentaries by Woods himself, creating a unique dialogue between Woods and his colleagues. Editors Kent A. Peacock and Andrew D. Irvine have grouped the works under the themes of Reality, Knowledge, Logic and Language, Reasoning, and Values. The essays evaluate Woods' work and celebrate the generous contribution that he has made to Canada’s intellectual development over the past forty years.

Andrew D. Irvine is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.

Kent A. Peacock is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge.



Introduction: John Woods in Profile  KENT A. PEACOCK and ANDREW D. IRVINE

  1. Reality
    1. Through the Woods to Meinong’s Jungle  NICHOLAS GRIFFIN
    2. The Epsilon Logic of Fictions B.H. SLATER
    3. Animadversions on the Logic of Fiction and Reform of Modal Logic  DALEJACQUETTE
    4. Resolving the Skolem Paradox  LISA LEHRER DIVE
    5. Are Platonism and Pragmatism Compatible?  VICTOR RODYCH
    6. A Neo-Hintikkan Solution to Kripke’s Puzzle  PETER ALWARD
      PartOne: Respondeo  JOHN WOODS
  2. Knowledge
    1. The Day of the Dolphins: Puzzling over Epistemic Partnership BASC. VAN FRAASSEN
    2. Cognitive Yearning and Fugitive Truth  JOHN WOODS
    3. The de Finetti Lottery and Equiprobability  PAUL BARTHA
    4. The Lottery Paradox  JARETT WEINTRAUB
    5. Reliabilism and Inference to the Best Explanation SAMUEL RUHMKORFF
      Part Two: Respondeo  JOHNWOODS
  3. Logic and Language
    1. Aristotle and Modern Logic  D.A. CUTLER
    2. The Peculiarities of Stoic Propositional Logic  DAVID HITCHCOCK
    3. On the Substitutional Approach to Logical Consequence  MATTHEWMCKEON
    4. The Fallacy of Transitivity for Necessary Counterfactuals:On Behalf of (Certain) Non-Transitive Entailment Relations JONATHAN STRAND
    5. Vagueness and Intuitionistic Logic: On theWright Track DAVID DEVIDI
    6. The Semantic Illusion  R.E. JENNINGS
      Part Three: Respondeo  JOHNWOODS
  4. Reasoning
    1. Arguing from Authority  LESLIE BURKHOLDER
    2. Premiss Acceptability and Truth  JAMES B. FREEMAN
    3. Emotion, Relevance, and Consolation Arguments  TRUDY GOVIER
    4. Temporal Agents  JIM CUNNINGHAM
    5. Filtration Structures and the Cut Down Problem for Abduction DOV M.GABBAY and JOHN WOODS
    6. Mistakes in Reasoning about Argumentation  GEORGE BOGER
      PartFour: Respondeo  JOHN WOODS
  5. Values
    1. Engineered Death and the (Il)logic of Social Change  MICHAELSTINGL
    2. Incorrect English  MICHAEL WREEN
    3. Ameliorating Computational Exhaustion in Artificial Prudence PAULVIMINITZ
      PartFive: Respondeo JOHN WOODS


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