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The Nature and Limits of Human Understanding

The 2001 Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow (Gifford Lectures Glasgow (2001))

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Published by T& T Clark .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Philosophy of mind,
  • Philosophy,
  • Religious,
  • Knowledge, Theory of

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsP. N. Johnson-Laird (Contributor, Editor), George Lakoff (Contributor), Michael Ruse (Contributor), Lynne Rudder Baker (Contributor), Brian Hebblethwaite (Contributor), Anthony J. Sanford (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7854415M
    ISBN 100567089460
    ISBN 109780567089465


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Throughout life, they are in a state of continuous ebb and flow, refinement and adaptation. Nature is doubly generous in that she also brings us into the world with the means to help us get those needs met.

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THE WORLDLY BASIS OF UNDERSTANDING. It can safely be deduced from the evidence that human beings have learned to observe relations that pertain between natural things from the earliest of times, since livelihood often depended upon an extensive grasp of the nature of the earth, plants, animals and many of their interrelations.

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