Perspectives in Human Growth, Development and Maturation

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Parasmani Dasgupta, Roland Hauspie
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2001 - Medical - 364 pages
Logic in Reality argues that the fundamental physical structure of the world is logical as well as mathematical. The applicable formal logic of and in reality proposed (LIR) represents a radical departure from the standard notion of logic and its function. The book establishes LIR as a non-propositional logic with a unique calculus, one however that can be used intuitively with minimum symbolism. A new relational ontology is developed that demonstrates the fit of the LIR axioms with modern physics. The axioms and ontology of LIR together constitute a framework for describing and explaining complex real world processes, entities and events. Examples from the literature of on-going issues in philosophy, metaphysics and ontology are analyzed accordingly, including problems of causality, time and space, emergence and evolution. This book is at the interface of logic, philosophy and science. It is intended for readers with interest and/or current involvement in process philosophy, ontology and in the philosophy or metaphysical aspects of science, especially, quantum physics, biology and cosmology. The content requires competence in reasoning, but not detailed knowledge of the fields discussed. The critical extension in LIR of categorial non-separability to macroscopic interactive processes defines dynamic structural principles that underlie both scientific theories and their domains. LIR thus provides logical support for current metaphysical versions of structural realism. The author encourages readers to exercise a "new skepticism", since LIR is a way to interpret and accept dichotomies and contradictory explanations and to manage inconsistency in both philosophy and science.
 

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Contents

The Measurement of Human Growth A Historical Review
3
Individual Physical Growth Models and Biological Parameters of Japanese
17
Smoothing Centile Curves of Height of Basque Boys and Girls by the Application of the LMSMethod
33
A New International Growth Reference for Young Children
45
Fels and TannerWhitehouse Skeletal Ages of School Children 713 in Oaxaca Mexico
55
Assessment of Childhood and Adolescents Body Composition A Practical Guide
67
Genetic and Environmental Factors
77
Genetics of Complex Traits with Particular Attention
79
Thoughts on Secular on Trends in Growth and Development
137
Secular Trends and Longterm Serial Growth Studies
147
Secular Trends in Body Height Indicator of General Improvement in Living Conditions or of a Change in Specific Factors?
159
Patterns of Growth And Scholastic Performance A Case Study of the Associated Factors
169
Mental Ability and Cognitive Thinking in Relation to Sex Pubertal Stage and SocioEconomic Background
179
Linear Components of Growth Among Rural Indian Children
236
Growth Stunting Among Children Aged Birth to Five Years in PeriUrban Kathmandu Nepal
250
Differential Rate of Growth of the Human Body Parts
312

Subcutaneous Adipose tissue Distribution in 7 to 16Year Old Boys of Calcutta in Relation to SocioEconomic Level
91
Dentofacial Morphology Growth and Genetics A Study of Australian Aborigines
109
Riddles in Human Development Patterns A Few Family Case Study
123
Nutrition in Venezuela at the End of the Millennium
129
ShortTerm Growth
320
Relations Between Head Growth and Psychomotor Development in LowBirthWeight Children
332
Growth in Length and Weight of Thalassemic Children in West Bengal India A MixedLongitudinal Study
340
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