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Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther: “Abstraction, the Abstract, and Abstractionism: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives”

Social Sciences 2, Room 121 Social Sciences 1‎ University of California Santa Cruz, College Ten, Santa Cruz, CA

Concepts, models, and theories; words, propositions, and language; are typically understood as abstract representations and abstract maps. The abstract allows us to navigate tentatively and successfully through the concrete world with which we interact as laymen and scientists; adults and infants. How does abstraction take place? What is the abstract, and what is it used […]