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The System 2

  • Mario Graziano
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Abstract

We think that the numbers are accurate, that tells us the truth, and that are not exposed to any interpretation. Consequently, the numbers are merely numbers, regardless of the context in which they occur, regardless of the culture of single population. However, in recent years there have been some studies that go against this conception of common sense. This chapter considers the role of language, focusing in particular on studies of Munduruku and Chinese numerical cognition.

Keywords

Language and numbers Number representation Culture Ethnomathematics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cognitive SciencesUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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