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Science and an African logic

Author: Helen Verran
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does two and two equal four? Ask someone and they should answer yes. An equation such as this seems the very definition of certainty, but is it? In this book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Verran
ISBN: 0226853896 9780226853895 0226853918 9780226853918
OCLC Number: 46884163
Description: viii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Disconcertment --
Toward Generative Critique --
Numbering --
A Comparative Study of Yoruba and English Number Systems --
Decomposing Displays of Numbers --
Toward Telling the Social Lives of Numbers --
Generalizing --
Learning to Apply Numbers to Nature --
Decomposing Generalizing as "Finding Abstract Objects" --
Toward Generalization as Transition --
Certainty --
Two Consistent Logics of Numbering --
Decomposing Predicating-Designating as Representing --
Embodied Certainty and Predicating-Designating.
Responsibility: Helen Verran.
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