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Predicative Minds The Social Ontogeny of Propositional Thinking

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ISBN-10: 0262026368

ISBN-13: 9780262026369

Edition: 2009

Authors: Radu J. Bogdan

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The predicative mind singles out and represents an item in order to attribute to it a property, a relation, an action, an evaluation; it thinks, and says, of a house that it is big, of a car that it is to the left of the house, of a cat that it is about to jump, of a hypothesis that it is plausible. The capacity to predicate appears to be neither innate nor learned, yet it is universal among humans. Puzzling in evolutionary, developmental, and philosophical terms, the mental competence for predication still awaits a coherent and plausible explanation. In this exploration of the predicative roots of human thinking, Radu Bogdan takes up the challenge. Bogdan argues that predication is not…    
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Book details

List price: $6.75
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 184
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Radu J. Bogdan is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science and Director of the Cognitive Studies Program at Tulane University and Regular Guest Professor and Director of the OPEN MIND master program in cognitive science, University of Bucharest, Romania. He is the author of Our Own Minds: Sociocultural Grounds for Self-Consciousness (MIT Press, 2010) and other books.

The Territory
The Many Faces of Predication
Dimensions of Predication
Two Kinds of Propositions
Tales of Predication
Fregean Predication
Linguistic Predication
Animal Predication
Interpretative Predication
Perceptual Predication
Pragmatic Predication
Toward an Explanation
A Hypothesis
Why Development
Two Evolutionary Games
Ontogenetic Staircase
Mental Redesign
Coregulative Communication
Imperative Communication
A Sense of Other Minds
Joint Ventures
Shared Naming
Linguistic Takeover
Thinking Predicatively
Implications and Speculations
Incidental Predicator
Assembly Work
Way Back When