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Bounded Thinking : Intellectual Virtues for Limited Agents

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ISBN13:

9780199658534

ISBN10:
0199658536
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/6/2013
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press

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Summary

Bounded Thinking offers a new account of the virtues of limitation management: intellectual virtues of adapting to the fact that we cannot solve many problems that we can easily describe. Adam Morton establishes a taxonomy of intellectual virtues, and argues that a person's best response to many problems depends not on the most rationally promising solution to solving them but on the most likely route to success given the profile of intellectual virtuesthat the person has and lacks. He closes the book with a discussion of intelligence and rationality, and argues that both have very limited usefulness in the evaluation of who will make progress on which problems.

Author Biography


Adam Morton is the author of six books ranging over all areas in philosophy. He has been Professor of Philosophy at Bristol and Canada Research Chair at Alberta, and now teaches at the University of British Columbia. Morton's work has focused on how we understand one another's behaviour in everyday life, with an emphasis on the role that mutual intelligibility plays in cooperative activity.


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