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Value Reasoning

On the Pragmatic Rationality of Evaluation

Authors: Rescher, Nicholas

  • Book represents a new topic explained by a prominent philosopher
  • Outlines basic principles for evaluating excellence
  • Illustrates the principles with four examples, called “cognitive importance, allocating scientific credit, actions, and contention tenacity”
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Nicholas Rescher is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at be University of Pittsburgh where he has also served as Chairman of the Philosophy Department and a Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Value Reasoning
Book Subtitle
On the Pragmatic Rationality of Evaluation
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54139-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54139-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54138-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85329-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 147
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
Topics