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Storytracking Toward Theory

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115871
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0002
Storytracking Toward Theory

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The main academic goal of the human sciences is the expansion of knowledge about the world. What constitutes this body of information are the consolidated written accounts about history, culture, character development and progress of nations. From loosely-used concepts and scholarly terms, gathered records are understood through the use of language and symbols, and are eventually transformed into theories. Frameworks are formed under the strengths and limits of an individual's cognitive processes, which generate signal and interpretation of stimuli independent of reality. Different perspectives about the evolution of cognition are elaborated in this chapter—conventional and interactionist. Moreover, discussed here are the stages and justification of connections between the cognitive agent and the actual experiences and conditions as well as the distinguishing features of the concept network and the environment.

Keywords: knowledge; cognitive processes; reality; cognition; concept network; experiences

Chapter.  11898 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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