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Helen de Cruz: How to overcome human cognitive limitations in mathematical practice: Towards a conceptual framework of distributed cognition

Wanneer:wo 26-05-2010 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Faculteit Wijsbegeerte, Oude Boteringestraat 52, zaal Omega

Lezing door Dr. Helen De Cruz (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) georganiseerd door de vakgroep Theoretische Filosofie

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Human cognitive capacities are limited by heuristics, biases and memory constraints, yet mathematical practice seems to be relatively unhindered by these limitations. This paper outlines a conceptual framework that examines three types of external resources that mathematicians draw upon to overcome their cognitive limitations: other minds, artefacts, and (artificial and natural) language.

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