How Do We Think?

A Survey of the Ways of Reasoning

Josef Macek

Josef Macek

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

292 pages | 6 x 8
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9788024611792 Published December 2006 World rights except for the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

Professor Josef Macek (1887-1972) was an important inter-war period economist, a leading personality of Czech Keynesianism. He became famous thanks to his polemics with the economist and minister of finance Karel Engliš on the questions of monetary and budget policy at the time of the economic crisis. After his emigration in 1948, he taught economics at the University of Pittsburg. This essay from the end of Macek's career, published for the first time, deals with the social-science methodology with special emphasis on the education to critical thinking. The work is published in the original English version.

Contents

Foreword by Vladimír Benácek, the editor

 

Preface by Josef Macek

 

Part I

 

Chapter 1. The Burden of Proof. The Admissibility of Proof

 

Chapter 2. Survey of the Kinds of Proof

 

Chapter 3. Proof of Logical Consistence

 

Chapter 4. Proof of Facts

 

Chapter 5. Proof of Values

 

Part II

 

Chapter 6. Proof by Logic

 

Chapter 7. Proof by Experience

 

Chapter 8. Proof by Authority

 

Chapter 9. Proof by Analogy

 

Chapter 10. Proof by Consensus and Tradition

 

Chapter 11. Proof by Miracle. On Cabala

 

Chapter 12. Proof by Sacrifice, Martyrdom and Death

 

Chapter 13. Proof by Silence

 

Chapter 14. Proof by Definition

 

Chapter 15. Proof by Statistics

 

Chapter 16. Sophistical Proofs

 

Part III

 

Chapter 17. Proof in the Perspective of History

 

Thanks due

 

Curriculum Vitae of Josef Macek

 

The Publications of Josef Macek

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