Item #394439 Perplexities : Rational Choice, the Prisoner's Dilemma, Metaphor, Poetic Ambiguity, and Other Puzzles. Max Black.

Perplexities : Rational Choice, the Prisoner's Dilemma, Metaphor, Poetic Ambiguity, and Other Puzzles

1990, 1st edition. Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press. Near fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Item #394439
ISBN: 0801422302

Physical description: X, 201 p. ; 24 cm. Notes: Includes index. Contents: rontmatter -- Contents -- Publisher's Note -- Introduction: The Articulation of Concepts -- MEANING AND VERIFICATION -- 1. Some Puzzles about Meaning -- 2. Verificationism Revisited: A Conversation -- METAPHOR -- 3. More about Metaphor -- 4. How Metaphors Work: A Reply to Donald Davidson -- RATIONALITY -- 5. Ambiguities of Rationality -- 6. The "Prisoner's Dilemma" and the Limits of Rationality -- CHOICE THEORY -- 7. Making Intelligent Choices: How Useful Is Decision Theory? -- 8. Some Questions about Bayesian Decision Theory -- APPLICATIONS -- 9. On Demystifying Space -- 10. The Radical Ambiguity of a Poem -- Index
Subjects: Philosophy; Prisoner's dilemma game; Sprachphilosophie; Entscheidungstheorie; Sprachlogik; Widerspruch; Philosophy, American 20th century.

Price: €30.00

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