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Inside ManThe Discipline of Modeling Human Ways of Being$
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Mihnea Moldoveanu

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804773041

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.001.0001

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Calculating, Reasoning, and “Doing Things with the Mind”

Calculating, Reasoning, and “Doing Things with the Mind”

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(p.133) Chapter 4 Calculating, Reasoning, and “Doing Things with the Mind”
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DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the models of human reasoning and the process of calculation. It explains that these models are based on the structure of the problems which a subject can attempt to solve and on a “pico-economics” of thinking, and discusses the mental economics of simple calculations and the computational complexity of being-in-the-world. The chapter also suggests that these models can be used to represent the basic processes by which the subject reasons, perceives, and infers.

Keywords:   models, human reasoning, calculation, pico-economics, mental economics, computational complexity

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