Varieties of understanding : new perspectives from philosophy, psychology, and theology (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Varieties of understanding : new perspectives from philosophy, psychology, and theology

Author: Stephen R Grimm
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What does it mean to understand something? What is the essence of understanding, when compared across multiple domains? Varieties of Understanding offers new and original work on the nature of understanding, raising questions about what understanding looks like from different perspectives and exploring how ordinary people use the notion of understanding. According to a long historical tradition, understanding comes
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Grimm
ISBN: 9780190860974 0190860979
OCLC Number: 1109868965
Description: vi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Philosophy of understanding. Perspectives and frames in pursuit of ultimate understanding ; The epistemologies of the humanities and the sciences ; On literary understanding ; Recasting the "scientism" debate ; Firsthand knowledge and understanding ; Toward a theory of understanding --
II. Psychology of understanding. Technology as teacher: how children learn from social robots ; Understanding others to learn and help others learn: inferences, evaluation, and communication in early childhood ; How do partial understandings work? ; Mechanistic versus functional understanding ; Are humans intuitive philosophers? --
III. Theology of understanding. Religious understanding and cultured practices.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen R. Grimm.

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In this volume some of the leading philosophers, psychologists, and theologians in the world shed light on the various ways in which we understand the world, pushing debates on this issue to new  Read more...

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