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Polis (Santiago)

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SALGADO SANHUEZA, Jorge. The amazing reasoning in children. Polis [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.37, pp.219-231. ISSN 0718-6568.

Many times, children amaze us with reasoning developed with an impeccable logic, clean and beautifully raised. Other times, we do not understand their behaviors and their conducts seem to be absurd because of their tantrums, sayings and games that we qualify: "they are kids stuff". Similarly, we do not understand the situations of injustice that we commit and through which we expose children to a brutal, harsh and relentless understanding between  the diaphanous conclusion of their reasoning, and the social and economic rules that we impose and they don't understand. Thus we incorporate them to a "fair" and "good" society that the child does not understand and that, later, he must accept. A fight takes place between his "natural reason" and his "social reason".

Palabras clave : Formal reasoning in children; Modus Ponens and Modus Tollens; context of child reasoning; principle of identity in children's games.

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