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Smith, Leslie 1943-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 7,674 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: BF723.C5, 155.413092
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Most widely held works about Leslie Smith
 
Most widely held works by Leslie Smith
Reductionism and the development of knowledge by Terrance Brown( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many conceits of modern thought is the idea that philosophy, tainted as it is by subjective evaluation, is a shaky guide for human affairs. People, it is argued, are better off if they base their conduct either on know-how with its pragmatic criterion of truth (i.e., possibility) or on science with its universal criterion of rational necessity. Since Helmholtz, there has been increasing concern in the life sciences about the role of reductionism in the construction of knowledge. Is psychophysics really possible? Are biological phenomena just the deducible results of chemical phenomena? And if life can be reduced to molecular mechanisms only, where do these miraculous molecules come from, and how do they work? On a psychological level, people wonder whether psychological phenomena result simply from genetically hardwired structures in the brain or whether, even if not genetically determined, they can be identified with the biochemical processes of that organ. In sociology, identical questions arise. If physical or chemical reduction is not practicable, should we think in terms of other forms of reduction, say, the reduction of psychological to sociological phenomena or in terms of what Piaget has called the "reduction of the lower to the higher" (e.g., teleology)? All in all, then, reductionism in both naive and sophisticated forms permeates all of human thought and may, at least in certain cases, be necessary to it. If so, what exactly are those cases? The papers collected in this volume are all derived from the 29th Annual Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society. The intent of the volume is to examine the issue of reductionism on the theoretical level in several sciences, including biology, psychology, and sociology. A complementary intent is to examine it from the point of view of the practical effects of reductionistic doctrine on daily
Critical readings on Piaget by Leslie Smith( )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of distinctive studies tracks developments in the most recent published work during the period 1990-95, with an integral guide and editorial commentary by Leslie Smith. A useful and compact text for students and researchers
Norms in human development by Leslie Smith( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinction between norms and facts is long-standing in providing a challenge for psychology. Norms exist as directives, commands, rules, customs and ideals, playing a constitutive role in human action and thought. Norms lay down 'what has to be' (the necessary, possible or impossible) and 'what has to be done' (the obligatory, the permitted or the forbidden) and so go beyond the 'is' of causality. During two millennia, norms made an essential contribution to accounts of the mind, yet the twentieth century witnessed an abrupt change in the science of psychology where norms were typically either excluded altogether or reduced to causes. The central argument in this book is twofold. Firstly, the approach in twentieth-century psychology is flawed. Secondly, norms operating interdependently with causes can be investigated empirically and theoretically in cognition, culture and morality. Human development is a norm-laden process
The Cambridge companion to Piaget( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was listed among the 100 most important persons in the twentieth century by Time magazine, and his work - with its distinctive account of human development - has had a tremendous influence on a range of disciplines from philosophy to education, and notably in developmental psychology. The Cambridge Companion to Piaget provides a comprehensive introduction to different aspects of Piaget's work in a manner that does not eschew engagement with the complexities of subjects or debates yet is accessible to upper-level undergraduate students. Each chapter is a specially commissioned essay written by an expert on the subject matter. Thus, the book will also be of interest to academic psychologists, educational psychologists, and philosophers
Piaget, Vygotsky, and beyond : future issues for developmental psychology and education by Leslie Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky are arguably the two most influential figures in psychological research. Although born in the same year of 1896, it is only over the last decade or so that the work of Vygotsky has rivalled that of Piaget in importance in the Western world. Piaget, Vygotsky and Beyond examines the contribution made by these two seminal figures and assesses their possible influence over future work to be carried out in the next few years leading into the new millennium. Arranged around five themes (educational intervention and teaching, social collaboration and learning, cognitive skills and domain-specificity, the measurement of development and the development of modal understanding), each paper is followed by a discussant's comments. Piaget, Vygotsky and Beyond is a uniquely comprehensive collection, drawing together a wide range of themes in psychology and educational research that would otherwise be dispersed throughout a variety of different publications. It will be useful to advanced scholars and practitioner-researchers in both education and psychology. Professor Michael Beveridge, University of Bristol; Professor Michael Shayer, University of Cambridge; Dr.; Gerard Duveen, University of Cambridge; Professor A.N
Sociological studies by Jean Piaget( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does a rational mind attain truth? This is the central question addressed by Piaget in Sociological Studies. It concerns the developmental mechanism which makes possible both the acquisition of available knowledge and the creation of novel knowledge. Social orthodoxy, the rigid conformity of closed societies, ideological fervour and the power of tradition are familiar social phenomena. But none provides a guarantee of truth. Piaget's question, then, concerns how the developing mind comes to understand that some available beliefs are true rather than false, and how one generation comes to replace false values by true values. There is a widely held belief that Piaget's work offers, at best, an incomplete account of the social basis for the formation of knowledge. Sociological Studies shows that this is untrue and reveals how Piaget examines the extent to which psycho-social experience contributes to the development of rationality
Necessary knowledge : Piagetian perspectives on constructivism by Leslie Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main conclusion drawn in this text is that Piaget's accounts of the construction of necessary knowledge continue to have an intelligible and respectable bases
Reasoning by mathematical induction in children's arithmetic by Leslie Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes chapters on: mathematical induction; reasoning by mathematical induction: Piaget's critique; research on the development of children's reasoning; reasoning, reasons and responses; children's reasoning by mathematical induction; and educational implications in a constructivist model of education
Jean Piaget : critical assessments( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and motivation : joint perspectives( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoning by mathematical induction in children's arithmetic by Leslie Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This present study is an adaptation with a sample of one hundred children aged 5-7 years in school Years 1 and 2. There is convincing evidence that children can reason by mathematical induction on tasks based on iterative addition and that their inferences were made by necessity. The main educational implication is clear. Young children can carry out iterative actions on actual objects with a view to reasoning about abstract objects such as numbers
Ability learning : an analysis of the application of Piaget's theory to ability in adolescence by Leslie Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget - critical assessments( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coalbed methane in Southeast British Columbia by David G. S Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget - critical assessments( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget : critical assessments( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget : critical assessments( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget - critical assessments( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget : critical assessments( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Piaget : critical assessments( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Reductionism and the development of knowledge
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Critical readings on PiagetNorms in human developmentThe Cambridge companion to PiagetPiaget, Vygotsky, and beyond : future issues for developmental psychology and educationSociological studiesNecessary knowledge : Piagetian perspectives on constructivismReasoning by mathematical induction in children's arithmeticDevelopment and motivation : joint perspectivesReasoning by mathematical induction in children's arithmetic
Alternative Names
Smith, Les.

Smith, Les 1943-

Smith, Leslie Allan

Languages
English (190)