In Praise of Reason offers a very thoughtful, balanced, and persuasive defence of the value of using reason as the basis for collective decision making—it is an argument that scpetics and defenders alike should read.—Political Studies Review—
Writing in a cogent, readable style, Lynch shows that reason is so intimately bound up with our emotions that it touches nearly every aspect of human consciousness.
—Review of Metaphysics
Smart and innovative…Lynch writes a strong and easily accessible response to skepticism about reason and scientific inquiry…I highly recommend.
—Essays in Philosophy
This fun little book…shines with interest. Like a gifted interlocutor it engages and excites its readers, always drawing them into dialogue (if not always convincing them), and always leaves them better off for it.
—Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews