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Irrationality, Lisa Bortolotti

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Irrationality
Title
Irrationality
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Bortolotti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We talk about irrationality when behaviour defies explanation or prediction, when decisions are driven by emotions or instinct rather than by reflection, when reasoning fails to conform to basic principles of logic and probability, and when beliefs lack coherence or empirical support. Depending on the context, agents exhibiting irrational behaviour may be described as foolish, ignorant, unwise or even insane. In this clear and engaging introduction to current debates on irrationality, Lisa Bortolotti presents the many facets of the concept and offers an original account of the importance of judgements of irrationality as value judgements. The book examines the standards against which we measure human behaviour, and reviews the often serious implications of judgements of irrationality for ethics and policy. Bortolotti argues that we should adopt a more critical stance towards accepted standards of rationality in the light of the often surprising outcomes of philosophical inquiry and cognitive science research into decision making. Irrationality is an accessible guide to the concept and will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in the limitations of human cognition and human agency.--
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Irrationality, Lisa Bortolotti
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Behaviour defying interpretation -- Behaviour attracting a psychiatric diagnosis -- Unreflective choices -- Beliefs unconstrained by evidence -- Irrationality: still a useful concept?
Control code
FIEb17594832
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 183 pages
Isbn
9780745647821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878836319
Label
Irrationality, Lisa Bortolotti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Behaviour defying interpretation -- Behaviour attracting a psychiatric diagnosis -- Unreflective choices -- Beliefs unconstrained by evidence -- Irrationality: still a useful concept?
Control code
FIEb17594832
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 183 pages
Isbn
9780745647821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)878836319

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