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Cognition, evolution, and rationality : a cognitive science for the twenty-first century

Author: António Zilhão
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge studies in the philosophy of science, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fascinating pieces of work, the essays in this collection attest to the illuminating power of evolutionary thinking when applied to the understanding of the human mind. Topics covered range from general methodological issues to long-standing philosophical.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cognition, evolution, and rationality.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
(DLC) 2005005086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: António Zilhão
ISBN: 0203012917 9780203012918 9786610290345 6610290342
OCLC Number: 252759205
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part I: Evolution --
Intelligent design is untestable : what about natural selection? / Elliott Sober --
Social learning and the Baldwin effect / David Papineau --
Signals, evolution, and the explanatory power of transient information / Brian Skyrms --
Part II: Rationality --
Untangling the evolution of mental representation / Peter Godfrey-Smith --
Innateness and brain-wiring optimization : non-genomic nativism / Christopher Cherniak --
Evolution and the origins of the rational / Inman Harvey --
Part III: Cognition --
How to get around by mind and body : spatial thought, spatial action / Barbara Tversky --
Simulation and the evolution of mindreading / Chandra Sekhar Sripada and Alvin I. Goldman --
Enhancing and augmenting human reasoning / Tim van Gelder.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the philosophy of science, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Antonio Zilhao.

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Investigates the workings of the mind through a variety of disciplines including the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind, game theory, robotics and computational neuroanatomy. Topics  Read more...

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