The Resource Universals of human thought : some African evidence, edited by Barbara Lloyd, John Gay

Universals of human thought : some African evidence, edited by Barbara Lloyd, John Gay

Label
Universals of human thought : some African evidence
Title
Universals of human thought
Title remainder
some African evidence
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara Lloyd, John Gay
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The theme of universals has attracted a great deal of research and speculation in the last decade. Psychologists and linguists in particular have attempted to identify substantive universals that underlie the social diversity across cultures which anthropologists have documented. These efforts are still inconclusive, and controversial, but have at least served to provide a necessary antidote to certain narrow forms of relativism and empiricism that had become current, and social scientists generally have a crucial interest in the success or failure of the attempt. The contributors to this volume all focus on the relevant data in Africa to explain and test the major questions at issue. The book is divided into three main sections, dealing respectively with perception, cognitive development and language. There is also a general review and prospectus by Jerome Bruner, and a wide-ranging introduction to the philosophical background by Ernest Gellner
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.U5
LC item number
U56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • University of Cambridge
  • Lloyd, Barbara Bloom
  • Gay, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universals (Philosophy)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Philosophy, African
  • Universales (Filosofía)
  • Universaux
  • Pensée
  • Philosophie africaine
  • Philosophy, African
  • Thought and thinking
  • Universals (Philosophy)
  • Universaux
  • Cognition et culture
  • Perception
  • Denken
  • Kognitive Entwicklung
  • Sprachliche Universalien
  • Universalien
  • Wahrnehmung
Label
Universals of human thought : some African evidence, edited by Barbara Lloyd, John Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on a conference held by the African Studies Centre of the University of Cambridge at Clare Hall, April 14-15, 1975
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Michael Ogbolu Okonji : African psychologist / Herman A. Witkin -- General introduction : relativism and universals / Ernest Gellner -- Pictorial perception and the problem of universals / Gustav Jahoda -- Tallensi children's drawings / Meyer Fortes -- Space and community behaviour : a discussion of the form and function of spatial order in settlements / Roland Fletcher -- Taxonomic and multi-dimensional representations of reality / John Gay -- "Strong" and "weak" universals : sensori-motor intelligence and concrete operations / Pierre Dasen -- Psychological differentation / Obgolu Okonji -- Cognitive development, education and social mobility / Barbara Lloyd -- Language and learning : some observations on the linguistic determination of cognitive processes / Nigel Lemon -- The formation of relative clauses / Bernard Comrie -- Literacy and literature / Ruth Finnegan -- Review and prospectus / Jerome Bruner
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780521229531
Lccn
79041471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
006229864
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06015741
  • (OCoLC)ocm06015741
Label
Universals of human thought : some African evidence, edited by Barbara Lloyd, John Gay
Publication
Note
Based on a conference held by the African Studies Centre of the University of Cambridge at Clare Hall, April 14-15, 1975
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Michael Ogbolu Okonji : African psychologist / Herman A. Witkin -- General introduction : relativism and universals / Ernest Gellner -- Pictorial perception and the problem of universals / Gustav Jahoda -- Tallensi children's drawings / Meyer Fortes -- Space and community behaviour : a discussion of the form and function of spatial order in settlements / Roland Fletcher -- Taxonomic and multi-dimensional representations of reality / John Gay -- "Strong" and "weak" universals : sensori-motor intelligence and concrete operations / Pierre Dasen -- Psychological differentation / Obgolu Okonji -- Cognitive development, education and social mobility / Barbara Lloyd -- Language and learning : some observations on the linguistic determination of cognitive processes / Nigel Lemon -- The formation of relative clauses / Bernard Comrie -- Literacy and literature / Ruth Finnegan -- Review and prospectus / Jerome Bruner
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780521229531
Lccn
79041471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
006229864
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06015741
  • (OCoLC)ocm06015741

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