By Peter Damerow
The writer of this booklet is affiliated with the guts for improvement and Socialization of the Max Planck Institute for Human improvement and Ed ucation in Berlin and heads its application on tradition and cognition which de votes its labors to the reconstruction of clinical options via background in a standpoint of what will be referred to as "historical epistemology." he's additionally a member of a comparable learn crew within the newly based Max Planck Institute for the background of technological know-how in Berlin. probably this double association throws a few mild at the scope of Damerow's clinical pursuits. In any occasion it is going to clarify why representatives of either those associations take part an attempt to introduce Peter Damerow's writings to an English conversing audi ence. Damerow's scholarship levels throughout broadly varied parts together with philosophy and historical past of technology, psychology, and schooling. between his fields of workmanship are the emergence of writing, early Babylonian mathe matics, the heritage of mathematics, the connection among natural and utilized arithmetic, the idea and techniques of arithmetic guide, the tran sition from preclassical to classical mechanics, and the background and idea of relativity.
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In Hegel the "objective logic" is a logic of the becoming of the notion. In the "subjective logic," the "doctrine of the notion," the result of this becoming is described. However, this result, the notion, is to be simultaneously the "foundation and truth" of this becoming. Hegel expresses this by means of a seemingly paradoxical formulation. " This phrasing is reminiscent of Piaget's regulation of the constructive process of reflective abstraction by the result of that process: "The formation of regulations, whether expressed in those terms or in terms of the reflectings and reflexions belonging to reflective abstraction, constitutes a very general and, apparently, paradoxical process.
His or her confidence in his or her ability to solve the problem would be the result of an inductive inference from a large, but finite number of successful attempts to the general effectiveness of the acquired problem-solving method. And it is precisely such an inductive inference from the particular to the general that produces that which, and only that which, we call empirical certainty. It certainly cannot be denied, however, that nobody can claim absolutely that he or she will successfully solve the problem posed by the seriation experiment.
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Abstraction and Representation: Essays on the Cultural Evolution of Thinking by Peter Damerow