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Seeing reason : image and language in learning to think

Author: Keith Stenning
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford cognitive science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an age of information glut, knowledge can be hard to come by. Full citizenship of the world requires that we learn to reason and communicate. So how do we do it? This book shares new insights into  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Stenning
ISBN: 9780198507734 0198507739 9780198507741 0198507747
OCLC Number: 60576430
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Swallowing squiggles--the internalization of formalisms --
Representation systems --
Systematicity --
Significance and how it is assigned --
Modality and the complexity of reasoning --
Expressiveness and complexity through examples --
Cognitive consequences of semantics --
In summary --
Hyperproof: industrial strength logic teaching --
The world of blocks --
What impact does introducing diagrams have on learning? --
So, what happened? --
But why are these the results? --
But how general are these differences? --
The diversity of intelligence and the status of g --
Back to the Age of Reason --
Syllogisms and ways of solving them --
Psychological theories of syllogism solution --
Teaching the syllogism graphically or sententially --
Students' models of communication --
Professor Grice's logic tutorial --
The paradox of logic learning --
A sketch of Grice's theory --
Taking Grice into the laboratory --
And how do they reason about syllogisms? --
A rational reconstruction of kinds of student --
Revisiting modalities --
Form and content: three illustrations --
Losing our shirts at cards --
Analogical reasoning: content + content = form --
Word meaning and logical semantics--abstract psychology or abstract sociology? --
Individual, community, and system: human implementation of representations --
Applying systems to behaviour--please mind the gap! --
Implementation: logic as nature or logic as technology --
System turned inwards --
The implementation of systems in affective structure.
Series Title: Oxford cognitive science series.
Responsibility: Keith Stenning.
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