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The evolution of reason : logic as a branch of biology, William S. Cooper

Label
The evolution of reason : logic as a branch of biology
Title
The evolution of reason
Title remainder
logic as a branch of biology
Statement of responsibility
William S. Cooper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Formal logic has traditionally been conceived as bearing no special relationship to biology. Recent developments in evolutionary theory suggest, however, that the two subjects may be intimately related. In this book, William Cooper presents a carefully supported theory of rationality in which logical law is seen as an intrinsic aspect of the process of evolution. This biological perspective on logic, though at present unorthodox, suggests new evolutionary foundations for the study of human and animal reasoning."
  • "Professor Cooper examines the formal connections between logic and evolutionary biology, noting how the logical rules are directly derivable from evolutionary principles. Laws of decision and utility theory, probabilistic induction, deduction, and mathematics are found to be natural consequences of elementary population processes. Relating logical law to evolutionary dynamics in this way gives rise to a unified evolutionary science of rationality." "The Evolution of Reason provides a significant and original contribution in the field of evolutionary epistemology. It will be of interest to professionals and students of philosophy of science, formal logic, evolutionary theory, and the cognitive sciences."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
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Cooper, William S
Dewey number
570/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.C847 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
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  • Biology
  • Logic
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Biology
  • Logic
  • Biologie
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Formele logica
  • Evolutionaire biologie
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Logik
  • Biologie
  • Logique
Label
The evolution of reason : logic as a branch of biology, William S. Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward a unified science of reason
  • The biology of logic
  • The evolutionary derivation of life-history strategy theory
  • The evolutionary derivation of decision logic
  • The evolutionary derivation of inductive logic (Part 1) -- t The evolutionary derivation of deductive logic (Part II)
  • The evolutionary derivation of mathematics
  • Broadening the evolutionary foundation of classical logic
  • The evolutionary derivation of nonclassical logics
  • Radical reductionism in logic
Control code
52413167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511612848
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52413167
Label
The evolution of reason : logic as a branch of biology, William S. Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward a unified science of reason
  • The biology of logic
  • The evolutionary derivation of life-history strategy theory
  • The evolutionary derivation of decision logic
  • The evolutionary derivation of inductive logic (Part 1) -- t The evolutionary derivation of deductive logic (Part II)
  • The evolutionary derivation of mathematics
  • Broadening the evolutionary foundation of classical logic
  • The evolutionary derivation of nonclassical logics
  • Radical reductionism in logic
Control code
52413167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511612848
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52413167

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