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Palgrave Macmillan

Facet Theory and the Mapping Sentence

Evolving Philosophy, Use and Application

ISBN 9781137345912
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Pivot

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.

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.

1. Introduction
2. Ontological Categorisation and Mereology
3. Facet Theory and Thinking about Human Behavior
4. Evolving Facet Theory Applications
Conclusions: Future Directions


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