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Title Reductionism and the development of knowledge / edited by Terrance Brown, Leslie Smith.
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2003.

Series The Jean Piaget Symposium series
Jean Piaget Symposium series.
Subject Cognition -- Congresses.
Knowledge, Theory of -- Congresses.
Reductionism -- Congresses.
Cognition.
Knowledge.
Philosophy.
Alt Name Brown, Terrance.
Smith, Leslie, 1943-
Jean Piaget Society. Symposium (29th)
Description 1 online resource (ix, 237 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Note Papers originally presented at the 29th Annual Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents Reductionism and the Circle of the Sciences / Terrance Brown -- Ways of Understanding -- Understanding, Explanation, and Reductionism: Finding a Cure for Cartesian Anxiety / Willis F. Overton -- Evolution, Entrenchment, and Innateness / William C. Wimsatt -- Reductionism in Mathematics / Jaime Oscar Falcon Vega, Gerardo Hernandez, Juan Jose Rivaud -- Representation -- The Biological Emergence of Representation / Mark H. Bickhard -- The Role of Systems of Signs in Reasoning / Terezinha Nunes -- The Role of Representation in Piagetian Theory: Changes Over Time / Luisa Morgado -- Breathing Lessons: Self as Genre and Aesthetic / Cynthia Lightfoot -- Looking Toward the Future -- From Epistemology to Psychology in the Development of Knowledge / Leslie Smith.
Summary Among the many conceits of modern thought is the idea that philosophy, tainted as it is by subjective evaluation, is a shaky guide for human affairs. People, it is argued, are better off if they base their conduct either on know-how with its pragmatic criterion of truth (i.e., possibility) or on science with its universal criterion of rational necessity.Since Helmholtz, there has been increasing concern in the life sciences about the role of reductionism in the construction of knowledge. Is psychophysics really possible? Are biological phenomena just the deducible results of chemical.
ISBN 1410606953 (electronic bk.)
9781410606952 (electronic bk.)
0805840699
9781135639891 (e-book ; PDF)
1135639892
9781135639846 (e-book ; Mobi)
1135639841
9781135639884 (e-book ; ePub)
1135639884
9780805840698 (hardback)
0805840699
9780415651387 (paperback)
0415651387
OCLC # 52252749
Additional Format Print version: Reductionism and the development of knowledge. Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2003 0805840699 (DLC) 2001058365 (OCoLC)48655466


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