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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication date June 1, 1979
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780387093864
ISBN-10 0387093869
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Original list price $34.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the study of human thought there could hardly be a more fundamental con­ cern than language and reasoning. In the tradition of Western philosophy, humans are distinguished by their ability to speak and to think rationally. And language is often considered a prerequisite for rational thought. If psycholoQists, then, are ever to discover what is truly human about their species, they will have to discover how language is produced and understood, and how it plays a role in reasoning and other forms of rational thought. Within psychology there has been an imperative to study language and rea­ soning together. Since Wundt, psychologists have succeeded in building a the­ oretical foundation for both language and reasoning. What has become clear from these beginnings is that the two are inextricably bound to each other. Like the two players ina chess game, take away one of them and the game no longer exists. On the one hand, producing and understanding speech re­ quires an intricate process of reasoning. Speakers must rationally choose sentences that will affect their listeners in ways they intend, and listen­ ers must infer what speakers could conceivably have meant in selecting the sentences they did. Reasoning, inference, and rational thought lie at the very center of speaking and listening. On the other hand, logical reasoning begins with, and is influenced by, the language in which a problem is stated.

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Hardcover
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With James Langton (other contributor), David Gibbins | from Springer Verlag (June 1, 1979)
9780387093864 | details & prices | List price $34.95
This edition also contains Pyramid
About: In the study of human thought there could hardly be a more fundamental con­ cern than language and reasoning.
Editions for the work Pyramid
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780387093864
 
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With David Gibbins, Leonhard G. M. Noordman | from Springer Verlag (June 1, 1979); titled "Inferring from Language"
9780387093864 | details & prices | List price $34.95
This edition also contains Inferring from Language
About: In the study of human thought there could hardly be a more fundamental con­ cern than language and reasoning.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780387093932
 
With David Gibbins, E. D. Sontas | from Springer Verlag (June 1, 1979); titled "Polynomial Response Maps"
9780387093932 | details & prices | List price $14.00
This edition also contains Polynomial Response Maps
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781494504342 Book cover for 9781494554347
 
With David Gibbins | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (April 30, 2015)
9781494554347 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.99
With David Gibbins | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (April 30, 2015)
9781494504342 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $39.99

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