Sufficient Reason

Download or Read eBook Sufficient Reason PDF written by Daniel W. Bromley and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Sufficient Reason

Book Synopsis Sufficient Reason by : Daniel W. Bromley

"Bromley argues that standard economic accounts see institutions as mere constraints on otherwise autonomous individual action. Some approaches to institutional economics - particularly the "new" institutional economics - suggest that economic institutions emerge spontaneously from the voluntary interaction of economic agents as they go about pursuing their best advantage. He suggests that this approach misses the central fact that economic institutions are the explicit and intended result of authoritative agents - legislators, judges, administrative officers, heads of states, village leaders - who volitionally decide upon working rules and entitlement regimes whose very purpose is to induce behaviors (and hence plausible outcomes) that constitute the sufficient reasons for the institutional arrangements they create."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Publisher – Princeton University Press
  • Total Pages – 268
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  • ISBN-10 – 0691124191
  • ISBN-13 – 9780691124193

Rules, Reason, and Self-Knowledge

Download or Read eBook Rules, Reason, and Self-Knowledge PDF written by Julia Tanney and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Rules, Reason, and Self-Knowledge

Book Synopsis Rules, Reason, and Self-Knowledge by : Julia Tanney

Tanney challenges not only the cognitivist approach that has dominated philosophy and the special sciences for fifty years, but metaphysical-empirical approaches to the mind in general. Rules, Reason, and Self-Knowledge advocates a return to the world-involving, circumstance-dependent, normative practices where the rational mind has its home.

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  • Publisher – Harvard University Press
  • Total Pages – 378
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780674071728
  • ISBN-13 – 0674071727

Philosophical Papers: Volume 3, Realism and Reason

Download or Read eBook Philosophical Papers: Volume 3, Realism and Reason PDF written by Hilary Putnam and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1983-04-29 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Philosophical Papers: Volume 3, Realism and Reason

Book Synopsis Philosophical Papers: Volume 3, Realism and Reason by : Hilary Putnam

This is the third volume of Hilary Putnam's philosophical papers, published in paperback for the first time. The volume contains his major essays from 1975 to 1982, which reveal a large shift in emphasis in the 'realist' position developed in his earlier work. While not renouncing those views, Professor Putnam has continued to explore their epistemological consequences and conceptual history. He now, crucially, sees theories of truth and of meaning that derive from a firm notion of reference as inadequate.

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  • Publisher – Cambridge University Press
  • Total Pages – 334
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  • ISBN-10 – 0521313945
  • ISBN-13 – 9780521313940

Our Reason for Being

Download or Read eBook Our Reason for Being PDF written by T. F. Leong and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-08-11 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Our Reason for Being

Book Synopsis Our Reason for Being by : T. F. Leong

Ecclesiastes is a persuasive speech with a rhetoric so unique that it can be easily misunderstood. It speaks powerfully to believers as well as nonbelievers because it addresses the question of the meaning of life in the most satisfying way. The heart of this book is an expositional commentary that interprets Ecclesiastes as authoritative Scripture. It seeks to recover the rhetoric of the speech in terms of its comprehensive message on the meaning of life as well as its compelling force to get the message across. Preceding the expositional commentary is an introduction to Ecclesiastes that presents a new approach to outlining and reading Ecclesiastes as a coherent speech. It also presents an overview of the “forest”—the overall rhetorical flow of the speech from beginning to end. This is to prevent one from getting lost when immersed in the “trees” of the expositional commentary. Following the expositional commentary are two topical studies to give Ecclesiastes the breadth and depth of coverage it deserves. The first is an interdisciplinary exposition on the meaning of life. The second is an interpretive essay to defend exegetically the interpretation of Ecclesiastes as a coherent speech.

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  • Publisher – Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Total Pages – 267
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781666717068
  • ISBN-13 – 1666717061

Revelation and Reason

Download or Read eBook Revelation and Reason PDF written by Colin E. Gunton and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2008-11-20 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Revelation and Reason

Book Synopsis Revelation and Reason by : Colin E. Gunton

Colin Gunton was a world renowned scholar, systematic theologian and Reformed Church minister. Revelation and Reason is an in-depth analysis, derived from the annual lecture/seminar course he gave to MA students at King's College London. Approximately one-third of the work is a direct transcript, and analysis of the three two-hour lectures Colin Gunton gave at a break-neck speed: 1. 'From Reason and Revelation to Revelation And Reason'; 2. 'The Modern Problem in an Historical Context'; 3. 'Aspects of Karl Barth on Faith And Reason'. These lectures were a history, analysis and critique of Revelation and Reason in Systematic Theology and Philosophy, culminating with Karl Barth. The remainder is a transcript of the unrehearsed, unscripted, extemporary responses Colin Gunton gave to MA student's papers on set topics in the Revelation and Reason course, seamlessly integrated, where relevant, with detail from the main three lectures. Colin was a creative lecturer and widely read theologian and philosopher. These extemporary responses show the breadth of his learning, and his genius spontaneously to bring to mind relevant ideas from a wealth of theologians and philosophers, whilst incisively and piercingly exposing the flaws as well as the strengths under consideration. From this wealth of reading, Colin gave space to the free rein of his mind particularly when fielding questions or trying to analyze a particular strand of a theologian's thought. Revelation and Reason is a complementary volume to Colin Gunton's posthumously published The Barth Lectures (Continuum 2007) and to the first volume of his unfinished Systematic Theology, also forthcoming from T&T Clark.

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  • Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Total Pages – 248
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780567350466
  • ISBN-13 – 0567350460