The Science of Reason : A Festschrift for Jonathan St B.T. Evans, Hardback Book

The Science of Reason : A Festschrift for Jonathan St B.T. Evans Hardback

Edited by Ken Manktelow, David E. Over, Shira Elqayam

Part of the Psychology Press Festschrift Series series


This volume is a state-of-the-art survey of the psychology of reasoning, based around, and in tribute to, one of the field's most eminent figures: Jonathan St B.T.

Evans. In this collection of cutting edge research, Evans' collaborators and colleagues review a wide range of important and developing areas of inquiry.

These include biases in thinking, probabilistic and causal reasoning, people's use of `if' sentences in arguments, the dual-process theory of thought, and the nature of human rationality.

These foundational issues are examined from various angles and finally integrated in a concluding panoramic chapter written by Evans himself.

The eighteen chapters, all written by leading international researchers, combine state-of the-art research with investigation into the most fundamental questions surrounding human mental life, such as:What is the architecture of the human mind?

Are humans rational, and what is the nature of this rationality?How do we think hypothetically?

The Science of Reason offers a unique combination of breadth, depth and integrative vision, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students of human reason.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 472 pages, 32 Tables, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Intelligence & reasoning
  • ISBN: 9781848720152



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