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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


Passions, Imagination, and the Persona of the New Savant

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

in Baroque Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the persona of the new savant during the baroque period. It relates the story of how Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia sought the advice of Rene Descartes whom she considered the ... 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


Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method

Niccolo Guicciardini

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013178
eISBN:
9780262258869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013178.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Historians of mathematics have devoted considerable attention to Isaac Newton’s work on algebra, series, fluxions, quadratures, and geometry. This book examines a critical aspect of Newton’s work ... More


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