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Seeing reason : image and language in learning to think

Author: Keith Stenning
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Universty Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford cognitive science series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Stenning
ISBN: 0198507739 9780198507734 0198507747 9780198507741
OCLC Number: 785987571
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 296 p. :) : ill.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Language, diagram and system ; 3. Hyperproof: industrial strength logic teaching ; 4. Euler and the syllogism: back to the age of reason ; 5. Why do we have to learn logic? A paradox resolved ; 6. Interpretation, reasoning, and communication ; 7. Cards and dice: assessing evidence and understanding experimenters ; 8. The proof of a power station is in the...diagrams and equations for practitioners ; 9. Involvement and detachment in learning to communicate ; 10. Bloor, Lakatos and the sociology of diagrams ; 11. Conclusions for practice ; 12. Conclusions for theory
Series Title: Oxford cognitive science series
Responsibility: Keith Stenning.

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