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The world in the head

Author: Robert Cummins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Robert Cummins presents a series of essays motivated by the following question: Is the mind a collection of beliefs and desires that respond to and condition our feeling and perceptual experiences,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cummins
ISBN: 9780199548040 0199548048 019954803X 9780199548033
OCLC Number: 821693174
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: x, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Preface ; 1. What it is like to be a computer ; 2. The LOT of the causal theory of mental content ; 3. Systematicity ; 4. Systematicity and the cognition of the structured domains with Jim Blackmon, David Byrd, Pierre Poirier, Martin Roth, and Georg Schwarz ; 5. Methodological reflections on belief ; 6. Inexplicit information ; 7. Representation and indication with Pierre Poirier ; 8. Representation and unexploited content with Jim Blackmon, David Byrd, Alexa Lee, and Martin Roth ; 9. Haugeland on representation and intentionality ; 10. Truth and meaning ; 11. Meaning and content in cognitive science with Martin Roth ; 12. Representational specialization: the synthetic a priori revisited ; 13. Biological preparedness and evolutionary explanation with Denise Dellarosa Cummins ; 14. Cognitive evolutionary psychology without representational nativism ; 15. Connectionism and the rationale constraint on cognitive explanation ; 16. 'How does it work?' vs. 'What are the laws?': Two conceptions of psychological explanation
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