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A well grounded education: The role of perception in science and mathematics

Robert Goldstone, David Landy, and Ji Y Son

in Symbols and Embodiment: Debates on meaning and cognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199217274
eISBN:
9780191696060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes two separate lines of research on college students' performance on scientific and mathematical reasoning tasks. The first research line studies how students transfer scientific ... More


Logic

Nicholas Griffin

in Russell’s Idealist Apprenticeship

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244530
eISBN:
9780191680786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244530.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Russell's attempts to fashion a Kantian philosophy of pure mathematics where the concept of quantity played a central role. The chapter also introduces another of Russell's ... More


Number and arithmetic

Michael Siegal

in Marvelous Minds: The discovery of what children know

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582884
eISBN:
9780191702358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582884.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

To characterize and act upon the world of objects, children in every culture count. Counting is as natural as walking and talking – an adaptive specialization for numerical problem solving. But are ... More


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