Chapter 3. Culture, Cognitive Pluralism and Rationality

  1. Mark Mason Associate Professor Director Regional Editor President Programme Chair
  1. Colin W. Evers PhD Faculty

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306774.ch3

Critical Thinking and Learning

Critical Thinking and Learning

How to Cite

Evers, C. W. (2008) Culture, Cognitive Pluralism and Rationality, in Critical Thinking and Learning (ed M. Mason), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306774.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181075

Online ISBN: 9781444306774

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Keywords:

  • culture, cognitive pluralism and rationality;
  • evidence for human irrationality;
  • some philosophical responses;
  • cultural differences in reasoning;
  • normative cognitive pluralism;
  • problems, solutions and objectivity;
  • Galileo's thought experiment;
  • problems of scale;
  • human reasoning not normatively appropriate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reviewing the Arguments

  • Problems, Solutions and Objectivity

  • Conclusion

  • References