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What Is Conceptual Understanding?

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with an overview and a taxonomy of philosophical accounts of intentionality and conceptual understanding. Differences among these views often cause confusion: debates between John ... More


The Problem of Conceptual Understanding

José Ferreirós

in Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167510
eISBN:
9781400874002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167510.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter considers one of the most intriguing questions that philosophy of mathematics in practice must, sooner or later, confront: how understanding of mathematics is obtained. In particular, it ... More


Conceptual Understanding in Light of Evolution

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Naturalistic accounts of language and conceptual capacities more generally have heretofore been guided by the neo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis. Niche construction and other aspects of an ... More


Two Concepts of Objectivity

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers the normativity (“objectivity”) of conceptual understanding as a form of behavioral niche construction. Objectivity is first considered as an epistemic concept, applicable to ... More


Why Philosophy?

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores possible responses to the question ‘Why Philosophy?’ The query is worth considering because of two other questions which are sometimes posed. The first is blunt enough: ‘What's ... More


The flimsy-tool problem

Daniel J. Povinelli, James E. Reaux, and Laura A. Teall

in Folk Physics for Apes: The Chimpanzee's theory of how the world works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198572190
eISBN:
9780191584978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198572190.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reports the results of several studies that examined whether chimpanzees possessed a conceptual understanding of the relation between the rigidity of a tool and its ability to move an ... More


Conclusion: Thinking the Impossible

Gary Gutting

in Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199227037
eISBN:
9780191809781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227037.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

While analytic philosophy claims that everything is subject to conceptual understanding, French philosophers are interested in that which cannot be conceived and therefore in attempting to grasp the ... More


The NJAC Case and Judicial Independence: Conceptual and Contextual Safeguards

Gopal Subramanium

in Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court of India: Transparency, Accountability, and Independence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199485079
eISBN:
9780199096992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485079.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This essay comments on how the judgment in the National Judicial Appointments Commission Case is a befitting affirmation of judicial independence by the Supreme Court, against endemic executive ... More


The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Melvyn Hammarberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Mormon Quest for Glory breaks new ground in Mormon studies by examining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints primarily through the lens of anthropology rather than church ... More


Good Instruction in Mathematics

George A. Khachatryan

in Instruction Modeling: Developing and Implementing Blended Learning Programs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190910709
eISBN:
9780190910730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910709.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter applies the lessons of Chapter 1 (which discusses how to identify good instruction) to the case of mathematics. There has been much controversy about what makes for good instruction in ... More


Introduction

Brian D. Haig

in The Philosophy of Quantitative Methods: Understanding Statistics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190222055
eISBN:
9780190871734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190222055.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 1 discusses the importance and relevance of the philosophy of science for an in-depth understanding of quantitative research methods. It outlines a philosophy of scientific realism in terms ... More


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