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The nature and limits of human understanding

Author: Philip Nicholas Johnson-Laird; Anthony J Sanford
Publisher: London : T & T Clark, 2003.
Series: The Gifford lectures at the University of Glasgow, 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides readers with an exploration of human understanding, from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy, biology and theology. Though scholarly, the writing is non-technical. No  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Nicholas Johnson-Laird; Anthony J Sanford
ISBN: 0567089460 9780567089465 0567089479 9780567089472
OCLC Number: 883585661
Description: 259 Seiten.
Contents: 1. A. J. Sanford: Prefatory Essay; 2. P. N. Johnson-Laird: Illusions of Understanding; 3. P. N. Johnson-Laird: Models, Causation, and Explanation; 4. G. Lakoff: How the Body Shapes Thought; 5. G. Lakoff: Metaphors for Mathematics, and Theology, Including God; 6. M. Ruse: Darwinism and Human Understanding; 7. M. Ruse: Darwinism and Human Understanding - Philosophy; 8. Lynne Baker: First-Person Knowledge; 9. Lynne Baker: Third-Person Understanding; 10. Brian Hebblethwaite: The Nature and Limits of Metaphysical Understanding; 11. Brian Hebblethwaite: The Nature and Limits of Theological Understanding; Index
Series Title: The Gifford lectures at the University of Glasgow, 2001
Responsibility: ed. by Anthony J. Sanford ; contrib.: Philip Johnson-Laird [und weitere].

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