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Toward A Logic of Meanings

ISBN 9781138985797
Published December 18, 2015 by Psychology Press
192 Pages

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Book Description

This book, the last one written by Piaget, presents a new line of empirical studies based on a revised formulation of his theory of the development of logical reasoning. The amended theory overcomes many problems and criticisms of his earlier formulations by providing a fresh explanation for the origin of mental operations and mental organization based on the concept of meaning. It also offers a more elegant vision of the continuity in mental development from birth to adulthood. As the final revision of Piaget's theory -- and one that opens up new areas of inquiry -- this book calls for a reinterpretation of his earlier work -- a task which will occupy scholars for decades to come.

Table of Contents

Contents: B. Inhelder, Preface. Part I: J. Piaget, Introduction. Meanings and Implications in Instrumental Behavior. Displacements in a Tree Structure. Tiling (Tessellation). Arithmetical Implications and Meanings. Relations Within an Object. Inter-Object Negation and Incompatibility. Weaving. The Meanings of Collections. Classifications and Symmetries. Conclusions. Part II: R. Garcia, Logic and Genetic Epistemology. Extensional Logic and Intensional Logic. General Conclusions.

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