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Facet Theory and the Mapping Sentence: Evolving Philosophy, Use and Application

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Paul M. W. Hackett
    Pages 1-9
  3. Paul M. W. Hackett
    Pages 10-40
  4. Paul M. W. Hackett
    Pages 41-65
  5. Paul M. W. Hackett
    Pages 66-82
  6. Paul M. W. Hackett
    Pages 83-84
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 85-113

About this book


How do we think about the worlds we live in? The formation of categories of events and objects seems to be a fundamental orientation procedure. Facet theory and its main tool, the mapping sentence, deal with categories of behavior and experience, their interrelationship, and their unification as our worldviews. In this book Hackett reviews philosophical writing along with neuroscientific research and information form other disciplines to provide a context for facet theory and the qualitative developments in this approach. With a variety of examples, the author proposes mapping sentences as a new way of understanding and defining complex behavior.


Facet Theory Mapping Sentence Neuroscience Philosophy Psychology Aristotle Metaphysics Ontology Mereology behavior complex human behavior philosophy research

About the authors

Paul M.W. Hackett is a Professor in Research Methods, Statistics and Consumer Behavior, and Executive in Residence in the Department of Marketing Communication at Emerson College, MA, USA. He has published in numerous journals and is an artist whose work has shown in Europe and the US. He has doctorates in both psychology and fine art.

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