The Whole Part

ArborRhythms
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The Whole Part describes a basic model of cognition that uses parts, wholes, and references to analyze both our material and mental experience. 

The framework of continuous epistemological space, rather than discrete symbolic logic, is used to provide a formal foundation for thinking about reality. Mereological analysis of that space examines things in terms of their whole/part relationships, and referential analysis of that space examines things in terms of their reference/referent relationships. These analyses are used to illustrate the structure of our minds. Since our mental structures determine how reality is sensed and conceptualized, understanding these structures clarifies which aspects of our experience are due to the world and which are due to various facets of our cognition. 

You will particularly enjoy this book if you are interested in how our minds work, since it explores the structure and operation of our cognition in great detail. To do so, a basic model is constructed that provides an understanding of the relationship of wholes to parts, references to referents, and how those relationships influence and are influenced by cognition. This model is simple enough to be independent of various complexities in neuroscience and physics, although it is both motivated by those sciences and entirely compatible with them.

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About the author

Alec Rogers is a signal processing engineer and author who has studied the mind from numerous perspectives for over 30 years.He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Psychology, and has studied at Cornell University, Boston University, Maitripa College, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Portland State University, and Reed College.Prior to becoming an author, he worked as a software and signal processing engineer in Natick, Massachusetts for many years.He is deeply inspired by the natural world, and feels most at home under pine trees near a river? with his laptop and a cup of Indonesian coffee, of course.For more details on his current projects, check out http://arborrhythms.comHe currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Publisher
ArborRhythms
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Published on
Apr 24, 2020
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Pages
252
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ISBN
9780983037637
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
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Content protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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