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The Resource Piaget: : Outline and critque of his psychology, biology and philosophy, Margaret A. Boden

Piaget: : Outline and critque of his psychology, biology and philosophy, Margaret A. Boden

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Piaget: : Outline and critque of his psychology, biology and philosophy
Title
Piaget:
Title remainder
Outline and critque of his psychology, biology and philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Margaret A. Boden
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Starting with a condensed but quite fair summary of Piaget's stages of cognitive development, Margaret Boden offers a critique of this still vigorous Modern Master that is well-argued, stimulating, and appreciative--even when pointing to errors big and little. Like Freud and other innovators, Piaget can be faulted for developing a grand scheme that assumes too much, that explains too much. In Piaget's case, human thought and knowledge are assumed to derive from the principles of ""genetic epistemology."" This is Piaget's theory of the dynamic interaction of the individual with the environment, which depends on biologically given mental structures. Thinking evolves through the individual's ability to transform mental structures via assimilation, accommodation, and equilibration; and, for Piaget, the successive stages--the sensorimotor explorations of the baby, the pre-operational mode of the toddler, the concrete operations of the schoolchild, the attainment of formal logic in the adolescent--are not only genetically determined; they have mathematical analogues. Boden points to Piagetian excesses in positing that evolution leads to the development of formal logic, or in assuming the heritability of adaptive change. Other psychologists as well as Boden have taken Piaget to task for not allowing alternate explanations for the classic causality or conservation experiments and for his inability to explain how it is that a child is able to move from a lower to a higher stage of reasoning. Boden, reader in philosophy and psychology at Sussex University (England), comes into her own in a fascinating chapter on artificial intelligence. She believes that the sophisticated computational programs such systems use provide a qualitative as well as a quantitative feedback which enriches the essentially quantitative cybernetic model Piaget espouses--and which may ultimately provide insights into human thought." -- Kirkus Review
Cataloging source
IAI
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Boden, Margaret A
Dewey number
155.4/092/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF723.C5
LC item number
B583 1979
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Piaget, Jean
  • Cognition in children
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Cognition
  • Cognition
  • Child
  • Cognition
  • Infant
  • Piaget, Jean
  • Infants
Label
Piaget: : Outline and critque of his psychology, biology and philosophy, Margaret A. Boden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-172)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Piaget the Polymath
  • The Intelligent Baby
  • The Intuitive Child
  • Logic in Action
  • Piaget and Philosophy
  • Piaget and Biology
  • Piaget and Cybernetics
  • How Important is Piaget?
Control code
ocm06211720
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9780855277284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)6211720
Label
Piaget: : Outline and critque of his psychology, biology and philosophy, Margaret A. Boden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-172)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Piaget the Polymath
  • The Intelligent Baby
  • The Intuitive Child
  • Logic in Action
  • Piaget and Philosophy
  • Piaget and Biology
  • Piaget and Cybernetics
  • How Important is Piaget?
Control code
ocm06211720
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9780855277284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)6211720

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