Science and an African Logic

ISBN-10: 0226853918
ISBN-13: 9780226853918
Edition: 2001
Authors: Helen Verran
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Description: Does two and two equal four? Ask someone and they should answer yes. An equation such as this seems the very definition of certainty, but is it? In this book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 285
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Does two and two equal four? Ask someone and they should answer yes. An equation such as this seems the very definition of certainty, but is it? In this book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Disconcertment
Toward Generative Critique
Numbering
A Comparative Study of Yoruba and English Number Systems
Decomposing Displays of Numbers
Toward Telling the Social Lives of Numbers
Generalizing
Learning to Apply Numbers to Nature
Decomposing Generalizing as "Finding Abstract Objects"
Toward Generalization as Transition
Certainty
Two Consistent Logics of Numbering
Decomposing Predicating-Designating as Representing
Embodied Certainty and Predicating-Designating
Notes
References
Index

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