On Thinking The Human

Author: Jenson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802821140
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Readers will gain new insights into the work of great theologians like Luther, Hegel, Edwards, and of course, Jenson himself. Anyone who reads this book carefully will never again be able to think about death, consciousness, freedom, reality, wickedness, or love in the same way.

Thinking About Human Memory

Author: Michael S. Humphreys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316531252
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Thinking About Human Memory provides a novel analytical approach to understanding memory that considers the goals of the memory task, the cues and information available, the opportunity to learn, and interference from irrelevant information (noise). Each of the five chapters describing this approach introduces historical ideas and demonstrates how current thinking both differs from and is derived from them. These chapters also contain analyses of current problems designed to demonstrate the power of the approach. In a subsequent chapter, the authors discuss how memory is controlled by the environment, by others, and by ourselves, and then apply their insights to the problem solving of children, our hominin ancestors, and scrub jays. Finally, the questions of how to define episodic memory and how to investigate phylogenetic and developmental changes in memory are addressed. This book will appeal to memory researchers, including applied researchers, and advanced students.

A Natural History Of Human Thinking

Author: Michael Tomasello
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674726367
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Tool-making or culture, language or religious belief: ever since Darwin, thinkers have struggled to identify what fundamentally differentiates human beings from other animals. Michael Tomasello weaves his twenty years of comparative studies of humans and great apes into a compelling argument that cooperative social interaction is the key to our cognitive uniqueness. Tomasello maintains that our prehuman ancestors, like today's great apes, were social beings who could solve problems by thinking. But they were almost entirely competitive, aiming only at their individual goals. As ecological changes forced them into more cooperative living arrangements, early humans had to coordinate their actions and communicate their thoughts with collaborative partners. Tomasello's "shared intentionality hypothesis" captures how these more socially complex forms of life led to more conceptually complex forms of thinking. In order to survive, humans had to learn to see the world from multiple social perspectives, to draw socially recursive inferences, and to monitor their own thinking via the normative standards of the group. Even language and culture arose from the preexisting need to work together and coordinate thoughts. A Natural History of Human Thinking is the most detailed scientific analysis to date of the connection between human sociality and cognition.

Human And Machine Thinking

Author: Philip N. Johnson-Laird
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135440301
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This book aims to reach an understanding of how the mind carries out three sorts of thinking -- deduction, induction, and creation -- to consider what goes right and what goes wrong, and to explore computational models of these sorts of thinking. Written for students of the mind -- psychologists, computer scientists, philosophers, linguists, and other cognitive scientists -- it also provides general readers with a self-contained account of human and machine thinking. The author presents his point of view, rather than a review, as simply as possible so that no technical background is required. Like the field of research itself, it calls for hard thinking about thinking.

Critical Thinking In Human Resource Development

Author: Carole Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113433205X
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This book provides a reflexive critique of the assumptions of orthodox HRD research and practice and questions the conception of humans as resources, as well as the conventional performative focus of HRD. Examining the broader social, political and economic contexts, the book offers alternative perspectives for considering both the needs of individuals and the sustainable development of organizations in post-industrial economies.

A Calculus Of Ideas

Author: Ulf Grenander
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981438318X
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This monograph reports a thought experiment with a mathematical structure intended to illustrate the workings of a mind. It presents a mathematical theory of human thought based on pattern theory with a graph-based approach to thinking. The method illustrated and produced by extensive computer simulations is related to neural networks. Based mainly on introspection, it is speculative rather than empirical such that it differs radically in attitude from the conventional wisdom of current cognitive science.

Special Language

Author: Christer Laurén
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853590337
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As the most advanced human thinking is expressed by special language there are exciting possibilities for research in which philosophical, semantic, semiotic, text-linguistic and pragmatic approaches are utilized.

Thinking Through Communication

Author: Sarah Trenholm
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ISBN: 9780205293032
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"Thinking through Communication covers a full range of topics - from the history of communication study to the methods used by current communication scholars to understand human interaction. The text explores face-to-face communication in a variety of traditional contexts, and this edition offers new insights on computer-mediated communication and the mass media. This text can be used successfully in both theory- and skills-based courses."--BOOK JACKET.

Thought In Thinking Part Two Volume Two

Author: Jianxun Wu
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ISBN: 9781946030030
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In the interaction between man and nature, man can use natural objects as tools, which is the emergence of artificial objects, marking the beginning of the evolution of human social morphology.Man, nature and artifacts interact, forming the basic social form of the relationship between man and nature in human society. Along with this kind of relationship, the relationship between people has also appeared, and the social form between people has also formed.The contradiction between man and nature promotes the formation of human understanding. In practice, human beings seek the essence of human society and strive for it. This kind of struggle is embodied in the BianZheng of human beings, nature and artifacts, and constitutes the evolution form of their differentiation. The purpose of this struggle is still the essence of society - social system.Social system is the essence of human society, that is, the unity of contradiction between Renzi relationship and RenRen relationship is social system; the unity of BianZheng of human, artifact and nature is social system.In the essence of social system, the dialectics of RenZi and RenRen dialectics open up the evolutionary state of human society; in the social system, the BianZheng of human beings, artifacts and nature, and the BianZheng of human beings, artifacts and human beings open up the evolutionary form of human society.The integration of RenZi contradiction and human, artifact and natural discrimination opens up eight systems of RenZi system in human society. Similarly, the RenRen contradiction, artifacts and human discrimination are integrated, which opens up the eight systems of RenRen system in human society. The two eight systems are dialectical and constitute twelve systems of human society. It is these twelve systems that constitute the human social system, and form three major forms of human social existence, namely, economic system, organizational system and ideological system, which are unified in the human social system.The book also discusses the five systems of production, service, exchange, consumption and supervision.