Immaterial Facts

Title : Immaterial Facts
Author : Robert Caper
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN 13 : 9781317797920
Date : 2014-03-18

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Epigenesis of Mind

Title : The Epigenesis of Mind
Author : Susan Carey
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN 13 : 9781317784647
Date : 2014-01-14

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Reflecting the focus of a Jean Piaget Symposium entitled Biology and Knowledge: Structural Constraints on Development, this volume presents many of the emergent themes discussed. Among these themes are: Structural constraints on cognitive development and learning come in many shapes and forms and involve appeal to more than one level of analysis. To postulate innate knowledge is not to deny that humans can acquire new concepts. It is unlikely that there is only one learning mechanism, even if one prefers to work with general as opposed to domain-specific mechanisms. The problems of induction with respect to concept acquisition are even harder than originally thought.


Title : Concepts
Author : Eric Margolis
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN 13 : 0262631938
Date : 1999

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Traces the develoment of one of the most active areas of investigation in cognitive science, bringing together the essential background readings and providing a broad sampling of contemporary research.

The Origin of Concepts

Title : The Origin of Concepts
Author : Susan Carey
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN 13 : 9780199887910
Date : 2009-05-06

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New in paperback-- A transformative book on the way we think about the nature of concepts and the relations between language and thought.

Cognitive Models of Science

Title : Cognitive Models of Science
Author : Ronald N. Giere
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
ISBN 13 : 0816619794
Date : 1992

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Cognitive Models of Science resulted from a workshop on the implications of the cognitive sciences for the philosophy of science held in October 1989 under the auspices of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

Mapping the Mind

Title : Mapping the Mind
Author : Lawrence A. Hirschfeld
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13 : 0521429935
Date : 1994-04-29

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A collection of essays introducing the reader to `domain-specificity'.

Immaterial Architecture

Title : Immaterial Architecture
Author : Jonathan Hill
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN 13 : 9781134228317
Date : 2006-04-18

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This fascinating argument from Jonathan Hill presents the case for the significance and importance of the immaterial in architecture. Architecture is generally perceived as the solid, physical matter that it unarguably creates, but what of the spaces it creates? This issue drives Hill's explorative look at the immaterial aspects of architecture. The book discusses the pressures on architecture and the architectural profession to be respectively solid matter and solid practice and considers concepts that align architecture with the immaterial, such as the superiority of ideas over matter, command of drawing and design of spaces and surfaces. Focusing on immaterial architecture as the perceived absence of matter, Hill devises new means to explore the creativity of both the user and the architect, advocating an architecture that fuses the immaterial and the material and considers its consequences, challenging preconceptions about architecture, its practice, purpose, matter and use. This is a useful and innovative read that encourages architects and students to think beyond established theory and practice.


Title : Shadows
Author : Roberto Casati
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN 13 : 9780307427670
Date : 2007-12-18

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In this original, wide-ranging, and endlessly thought-provoking work of popular nonfiction, a leading science writer uncovers the pervasive presence of shadows in our world. For Plato, shadows were the symbol of our limitations. For Galileo, they knocked the Earth from the center of the cosmos. They are a source of fear and a symbol of ignorance, and they loom large in art and design, mythology and folklore, physics and metaphysics, and architecture and urban planning. From shadows puppets and the psychology of shadows to the role of shadows in astronomy and the influence of shadows on the architectural profiles of our cities, Roberto Casati awakens our fascination in this tour-de-force of investigation and imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Socrates Children

Title : Socrates Children
Author : Trudy Govier
Publisher : Broadview Press
ISBN 13 : 1551110938
Date : 1997-08-06

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How do Humans Think? How should we think? Almost all of philosophy and a great deal else depends in large part on the answers that we provide to such questions. Yet they are almost impossible to deal with in isolation; notions about nature of thought are almost bound to connect with metaphysical notions about where ideas come from, with notions about appropriate arenas for certainty, doubt, and belief, and hence with moral and religious ideas. The Western tradition of thinking about thinking takes shape with Socrates; among the other important strands covered in this book are Descartes’ recipe for discovering truth through systematic doubt, Hume’s notion that all our ideas are copies of sense impressions, Wollstonecraft’s introduction of the perspective of gender into such questions, and Wittgenstein’s claim that much of the traditional terrain of Western philosophy should be thought of as the proper domain only of linguistic assertion, possessing no content beyond the words. With each philosopher and school of thought dealt with, Govier shows how ideas about thinking connect to the other elements of the particular philosophy, and brings to life the social and intellectual context that the ideas spring from. Socrates’ Children is thus not only an investigation of notions of thinking and knowing in Western culture; it is a selective general history of much of Western philosophy, from a unique and fascinating perspective.

Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

Title : Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity
Author : Ville Vuolanto
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN 13 : 9781317167860
Date : 2016-03-03

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In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide us with a variety of information on both ideological statements and living experiences of late Roman childhood. This is the first book to scrutinise the interplay between family, children and asceticism in the rise of Christianity. Drawing on texts of Christian authors of the late fourth and early fifth centuries the volume approaches the study of family dynamics and childhood from both ideological and social historical perspectives. It examines the place of children in the family in Christian ideology and explores how families in the late Roman world adapted these ideals in practice. Offering fresh viewpoints to current scholarship Ville Vuolanto demonstrates that there were many continuities in Roman ways of thinking about children and, despite the rise of Christianity, the old traditions remained deeply embedded in the culture. Moreover, the discussions about family and children are shown to have been intimately linked to worries about the continuity of family lineage and of the self, and to the changing understanding of what constituted a meaningful life.