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formal operations

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

In the theory of cognitive development of the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget (1896–1980), the developmental stage beginning at about 12 years when children become proficient in manipulating...

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The Mind versus the Computer

Zoltan Torey and Daniel C. Dennett.

in The Crucible of Consciousness

April 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 8116 words.

This chapter examines the relationship between inquiries into the mind and the position of analytic philosophy and computer science on the subject. It argues that there is no formal system,...

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The Neurology of Ambiguity

Semir Zeki.

in The Artful Mind

October 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 11576 words.

This chapter explores the power of metaphor to create images that give visual shape to cultural representations. The focus is on the rise of monumental sacred architecture under particular...

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Rational Animals

Mark Rowlands.

in Can Animals Be Persons?

June 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind. 9422 words.

There are no good reasons for denying that animals are rational, and many good reasons for thinking that they are. Many animals have displayed impressive capacities for causal reasoning....

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Fregean Compositionality

Thomas Ede Zimmermann.

in The Science of Meaning

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mind. 18185 words.

Two distinctive features of Frege’s approach to compositionality are reconstructed in terms of the theory of extension and intension: (i) its bias in favour of extensional operations; and...

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