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Cole, David John 1948-

Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 2 languages and 948 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David John Cole
Encyclopedia of modern everyday inventions by David John Cole( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20th century saw radical changes to the pulse and quality of its everyday life, thanks to a wave of astonishing inventions that improved virtually every aspect of daily existence. This invaluable reference presents more than 40 alphabetical categories of everyday inventions for the home and domestic life, grouped by purpose or function. Annotation. Presents short historical articles about the origins, scientific background, design, development, uses, and prospective future developments of over 40 alphabetically arranged categories of inventions that were born in the 20th century. Categories range from adhesive tapes (including band-aids, masking tape, Scotch cellophane tape, and duck tape) to bread machines, compact discs, credit cards, frozen foods, telephones, vacuum cleaners, and washing machines and dryers. Indexed and cross-referenced, with b & w illustrations and diagrams. Suitable for high school students and general readers
Philosophy, mind, and cognitive inquiry : resources for understanding mental processes by David John Cole( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human. (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. No problem within the field of cognitive inquiry is more difficult than that of developing an adequate conception of the nature of mind and of its mode of operation. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the pursuit of this objective by bringing together a repre sentative cross-section of the principal approaches and the primary players who are engaged in contemporary debate on these crucial issues. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction composed by David Cole, the senior editor of this work, which provides a background for understanding the major problems and alternative solutions, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these issues, they will have been worthwhile. J.H.F. David J. Cole et at. (eds.), Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry, ix
The encyclopedia of everyday inventions by David John Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skepticism and meaning by David John Cole( )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Cole, David J. 1948-

Philosophy, mind, and cognitive inquiry : resources for understanding mental processesThe encyclopedia of everyday inventions