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The Abstraction Engine: Extracting patterns in language, mind and brain

Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

The main thesis of this book is that abstraction, far from being confined to higher forms
of cognition, language and logical reasoning, has actually been a major driving force
throughout the evolution of creatures with brains. It is manifest in emotive as well as rational
thought. Wending its way through the various facets of abstraction, the book attempts
to clarify – and relate – the often confusing meanings of the word ‘abstract’ that one may
encounter even within the same discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages192
ISBN (print)978 90 272 1361 7
ISBN (electronic)978 90 272 6584 5
StatePublished - Apr 2017
SeriesAdvances in Consciousness Research
Volume94
ISSN1381-589X

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