Rick Kennedy, "A History of Reasonableness: Testimony and Authority in the Art of Thinking"
University of Rochester Press | September 26, 2004 | ISBN: 1580461522 | PDF | 288 pages | 8.3 MB
This book describes a lost tradition that can be called reasonableness. The tradition began with Aristotle, was recommended to Western education by Augustine, flourished in the schools of the Renaissance through the nineteenth century, then got lost in the academic and philosophic shuffles of the twentieth century. Representative of the tradition is John Locke's story of a King of Siam who rejected reports of the existence of ice.