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  1. What is conversation theory?Thomas Manning - 2023 - Cybernetics and Human Knowing 30 (1-2):45-63.
    The purpose of the following text is to give readers a general introduction to Gordon Pask’s conversation theory, which is considered here to be a cybernetic and epistemological account of concept-forming and concept-sharing through conversational discourse and practice. While Pask devoted three lengthy tomes to articulate the theory and its applications, I believe it is necessary to give readers who are interested in conversation theory a general introduction to what I believe are the key features of his work in this (...)
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  2. Paskian Algebra: A Discursive Approach to Conversational Multi-agent Systems.Thomas Manning - 2023 - Cybernetics and Human Knowing 30 (1-2):67-81.
    The purpose of this study is to compile a selection of the various formalisms found in conversation theory to introduce readers to Pask's discursive algebra. In this way, the text demonstrates how concept sharing and concept formation by means of the interaction of two participants may be formalized. The approach taken in this study is to examine the formal notation system used by Pask and demonstrate how such formalisms may be used to represent concept sharing and concept formation through conversation. (...)
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    The Geological Sciences in the Antebellum South. James X. Corgan.Thomas G. Manning - 1983 - Isis 74 (1):115-115.
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    The Geological Society of America: Life History of a Learned Society. Edwin B. Eckel.Thomas G. Manning - 1983 - Isis 74 (4):581-582.
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    Review of the book Cybernetics for the social sciences. [REVIEW]Thomas Manning - 2022 - History & Philosophy of Psychology 23 (1):58-59.
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    Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare. Volume I: Before 1879. United States Geological Survey. A History of Public Lands, Federal Science and Mapping Policy, and Development of Mineral Resources in the United States by Mary C. Rabbitt. [REVIEW]Thomas Manning - 1980 - Isis 71:322-323.
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    Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare. Volume I: Before 1879. United States Geological Survey. A History of Public Lands, Federal Science and Mapping Policy, and Development of Mineral Resources in the United States. Mary C. Rabbitt. [REVIEW]Thomas G. Manning - 1980 - Isis 71 (2):322-323.
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    The Geological Sciences in the Antebellum South by James X. Corgan. [REVIEW]Thomas Manning - 1983 - Isis 74:115-115.
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    The Geological Society of America: Life History of a Learned Society by Edwin B. Eckel. [REVIEW]Thomas Manning - 1983 - Isis 74:581-582.