Knowing and the Mystique of Logic and Rules : including True Statements in Knowing and Action * Computer Modelling of Human Knowing Activity * Coherent Description as the Core of Scholarship and Science
knowing is a matter of habits or dispositions that guide the person's stream of consciousness;
rules of language have no significance in language production and understanding, being descriptions of linguistic styles;
statements that may be true or false enter into ordinary linguistic activity, not as elements of messages, but merely as summaries of situations, with a view to action;
in computer programming the significance of logic, proof, and formalized description, is incidental and subject to the programmer's personality;
analysis of computer modelling of the mental activity shows that in describing human knowing the computer is irrelevant;
in accounting for the scholarly/scientific activity, logic and rules are impotent;
a novel theory: scholarship and science have coherent descriptions as their core.
The discussion addresses questions that are basic to advanced applications of computers and to students of language and science.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 154.9 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 657.72g
- 01 Sep 1995
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
- 1995 ed.
- XII, 368 p.
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