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Thinking without words

Author: José Luis Bermúdez
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Philosophy of mind series.
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Provides a theory of the nature of non-linguistic thought. This book offers a conceptual framework for treating human infants and non-human animals as genuine thinkers. It is written with an  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: José Luis Bermúdez
ISBN: 0195159691 9780195159691
OCLC Number: 50184907
Description: xiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Problem of Thinking without Words --
Morgan's canon and psychological explanations of behavior --
The parameters of the problem --
Two Approaches to the Nature of Thought --
The Fregean approach: Thoughts as the senses of sentences --
The language of thought hypothesis --
The language of thought and the epistemology of thought without language --
The road ahead --
Minimalist Approaches to Nonlinguistic Thought --
Thinking-how and thinking-that: An intuitive contrast --
The minimalist construal of intentional action and explanation --
The argument from planning --
The argument from intelligent action --
The argument from psychological explanation --
Taking stock --
Ascribing Thoughts to Nonlinguistic Creatures: Toward an Ontology --
Success semantics: Problems and prospects --
Success semantics and radical interpretation --
Two types of reification --
Dishabituation and higher-order principles --
From object-properties to ontology --
Ascribing Thoughts to Nonlinguistic Creatures: Modes of Presentation --
Individuals, modes of presentation and the sortal problem --
Structured thoughts and psychological explanation --
Success semantics and nonlinguistic thought: An overview --
Rationality without Language --
Theoretical and practical rationality --
Level 0 rationality --
Level 1 rationality --
Level 2 rationality --
Nonlinguistic rationality and psychological explanation --
Practical Reasoning and Protologic --
The decision-theoretic model of practical reasoning --
Inference and proto-logic --
Language and Thinking about Thoughts.
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series.
Responsibility: José Luis Bermúdez.
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