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Return to Reason

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The turmoil and brutality of the twentieth century have made it increasingly difficult to maintain faith in the ability of reason to fashion a stable and peaceful world. After the ravages of global conflict and a Cold War that divided the world's loyalties, how are we to master our doubts and face the twenty-first century with hope?

In "Return to Reason," Stephen Toulmin ar
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Paperback, 243 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Harvard University Press (first published 2001)
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Brent Wilson
Sep 16, 2008 Brent Wilson rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books. Gives a compelling and persuasive narrative explaining our traditional neglect of practical reasoning (in favor of abstract reasoning, theorizing, and quantitative modeling). Argues for a reversal of privilege, favoring action research, situated action, and applied reasoning. These are foundational ideas that should be well received in the practical arts such as teaching, nursing, medicine, architecture, and business.
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One of the most important books I have read. I tend to re-read it from time to time.
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Wonderful read. Very historical.
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