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Readings in philosophy and cognitive science

Author: Alvin I Goldman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 1995.
Series: Bradford Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printView all editions and formats

This collection of readings shows how cognitive science can influence most of the primary branches of philosophy, as well as how philosophy critically examines the foundations of cognitive science.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin I Goldman
ISBN: 0262571005 9780262571005
OCLC Number: 750676041
Description: XI, [1], 860 s. : il. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Epistemology: visual object recognition, Irving Biederman; deductive reasoning, John H. Holland et al; probabilistic reasoning, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman; our native inferential tendencies, Hilary Kornblith; epistemic folkways and scientific epistemology, Alvin I. Goldman. Part 2 Science and mathematics: observation reconsidered, Jerry A. Fodor; perceptual plasticity and theoretical neutrality - a reply to Jerry Fodor, Paul M. Churchland; explanatory coherence, Paul R. Thagard; scientific discovery, Pat Langley et al; evidence against empiricist accounts of the origins of numerical knowledge, Karen Wynn. Part 3 Mind: troubles with functionalism, Ned Block; eliminative materialism and the propositional attitudes, Paul M. Churchland; Fodor's guide to mental representation, Jerry A. Fodor; misrepresentation, Fred I. Dretske; how we know our minds - the illusion of first-person knowledge of intentionality, Alison Gopnik; the psychology of folk psychology, Alvin I. Goldman; quining qualia, Daniel C. Dennett; neuropsychological evidence for a consciousness system, Daniel L. Schacter. Part 4 Metaphysics: object perception, Elizabeth S. Spelke; ontological categories guide young children's inductions of word meaning, Nancy N. Soja et al; some elements of conceptual structure, Ray Jackendoff; colour subjectivism, C.L. Hardin. Part 5 Language: on the nature, use, and acquisition of language, Noam Chomsky; on learning the past tenses of English verbs, David E. Rumelhart and James L. McClelland; critique of Rumelhart and McClelland, Andy Clark; the mental representation of the meaning of words, Philip N. Johnson-Laird; brain and language, Antom R. Damasio and Hanna Damasio; meaning, other people, and the world, Hilary Putnam. Part 6 Ethics: ethics and cognitive science, Alvin I. Goldman; the contribution of empathy to justice and moral judgment, Martin L. Hoffman; situations and dispositions, Owen Flanagan. Part 7 Conceptual foundations: autonomous psychology and the belief-desire thesis, Stephen P. Stich; individualism and psychology, Tyler Burge; the co-evolutionary research ideology, Patrica S. Churchland; on the proper treatment of connectionism, Paul Smolensky; connectionism and cognitive architecture, Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn; the computer model of the mind, Ned Bock; the critique of cognitive reason, John R. Searle.
Series Title: Bradford Book.
Responsibility: ed. by Alvin I. Goldman.


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