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Value Reasoning

On the Pragmatic Rationality of Evaluation

  • Nicholas Rescher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. General Principles

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  3. Cognitive Evaluation

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About this book

Introduction

This book is a survey of key issues in the theory of evaluation aimed at exhibiting and clarifying the rational nature of the thought-procedures involved. By means of theoretical analysis and explanatory case studies, this volume shows how evaluation is—or should be—a rational procedure directed at appropriate objectives. Above all, it maintains the objectivity of rational evaluation.

Keywords

Rational Choice Value Complementarity Cognitive Importance Contention Tenacity objectivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Rescher
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54139-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54138-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54139-6
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