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Goldman, Alvin I. 1938-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 250 publications in 4 languages and 10,912 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B945.G593, 121
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Most widely held works by Alvin I Goldman
Epistemology and cognition by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of human action by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book articulates an original scheme for the conceptualization of action. Beginning with a new approach to the individuation of acts, it delineates the relationships between basic and non-basic acts and uses these relationships in the definition of ability and intentional action. The author exhibits the central role of wants and beliefs in the causation of acts and in the analysis of the concept of action. Professor Goldman suggests answers to fundamental questions about acts, and develops a set of ideas and principles that can be used in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of languag
Simulating minds : the philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience of mindreading by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is interdisciplinary philosophizing at its best: it is clear, it is careful, it is insightful, it examines arguments critically and draws relevant distinctions, and it synthesizes a wide range of empirical data. It should be read by anyone with an interest in mind-reading."--Peter Carruthers, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Knowledge in a social world by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Knowledge in a Social World offers a philosophy for the information age. Alvin Goldman explores new frontiers by creating a thoroughgoing social epistemology, moving beyond the traditional focus on solitary knowers. Against the tides of postmodernism and social constructionism Goldman defends the integrity of truth and shows how to promote it by well-designed forms of social interaction. From science to education, from law to democracy, he shows why and how public institutions should seek knowledge-enhancing practices. The result is a bold, timely, and systematic treatment of the philosophical foundations of an information society."--Publisher description
Philosophical applications of cognitive science by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Alvin Goldman presents a survey of recent work in cognitive science that has particular relevance to philosophy. Besides reviewing the most suggestive work in cognitive and social psychology, Goldman demonstrates that the best work in philosophy in a surprising number of different fields--including not just philosophy of mind but also philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics--must take into account empirical breakthroughs in psychology. --From publisher's description
Values and morals : essays in honor of William Frankena, Charles Stevenson, and Richard Brandt by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and Dutch and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Festschrift seeks to honor three highly distinguished scholars in the Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan: William K. Frankena, Charles L. Stevenson, and Richard B. Brandt. Each has made significant con tributions to the philosophic literature, particularly in the field of ethics. Michigan has been fortunate in having three such original and productive moral philosophers serving ob its faculty simultaneously. Yet they stand in a long tradition of excellence, both within the Department and in the University. Let us trace that tradition briefly. The University of Michigan opened in 184l.lts Department of Literature, Science, and the Arts at first resembled a typical American college ofthat period, with religious and ethical indoctrination playing a central role in course offerings. But when Henry Tappan, a Presbyterian clergyman and Professor of philosophy, became President in 1852, he succeeded in shifting the emphasis from indoctrination to inquiry and scholarship. Though he was dismissed for his policies in 1863, Tappan's efforts to establish a broad and liberal curriculum prevailed. Michigan was to take its place among the leading educational institutions in this country, and to achieve an international reputation as a research center. Several past philosophers are worthy of mention here. George Sylvester Morris, an absolute idealist, joined the Department in 1881, having served from 1870 as Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. He assumed the Chairmanship of Philosophy in 1884
Liaisons : philosophy meets the cognitive and social sciences by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in philosophy and cognitive science by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Its broad coverage extends beyond current texts that focus mainly on the impact of cognitive science on philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, to include materials that are relevant to five other branches of philosophy: epistemology, philosophy of science (and mathematics), metaphysics, language, and ethics
Pathways to knowledge : private and public by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Pathways to Knowledge, philosopher Alvin Goldman focuses on two traditional questions in epistemology, "How can we know?" and "How can we attain justified belief?" Approaching issues in epistemology as questions about legitimate methods or pathways to knowledge, he tackles a variety of issues that often reach across philosophy into the social and cognitive sciences." "Pathways to Knowledge offers Goldman's latest contributions to naturalistic and social epistemology. As with his previous work, these essays will prove to be valuable resources for students and practitioners of both philosophy and neighboring sciences."--Jacket
Social epistemology : essential readings by Dennis Whitcomb( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if anything justifies us in believing the testimony of others? How should we react to disagreement between ourselves and our peers, and to disagreement among the experts when we ourselves are novices? Can beliefs be held by groups of people in addition to the people composing those groups? And if so, how should groups go about forming their beliefs? How should we design social systems, such as legal juries and scientific research-sharing schemes, to promote knowledge among the people who engage in them? When different groups of people judge different beliefs to be justified, how can we tell which groups are correct? These questions are at the heart of the vital discipline of social epistemology. The classic articles in this volume address these questions in ways that are both cutting-edge and easy to understand. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and students in epistemology
Reliabilism and contemporary epistemology : essays by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an up-to-date collection of essays by the leading proponent of process reliabilism, refining and clarifying that theory and critiquing its rivals. The volume features important essays on the internalism/externalism debate, epistemic value the intuitional methodology of philosophy, and social epistemology
Joint ventures : mindreading, mirroring, and embodied cognition by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le site de l'éditeur indique : "What distinguishes humankind from other species? A leading candidate is our capability for mutual understanding ("theory of mind"), our ability to ascribe thoughts, desires, and feelings to one another. How do we do this? Folk-wisdom says, "By empathy-we put ourselves in other people's shoes". In the last few decades this idea has moved from folk-wisdom to philosophical conjecture to serious scientific theory. This book contains work which has played a major role in crystallizing this "simulation," or "empathizing," account of mindreading and showing how it is confirmed by recent findings in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Regions of your brain resonate with the brains of others when you observe them manifest their feelings in facial affect or see them about to undergo a painful stimulus or a mere touch on the arm. The chapters explore an array of topics in the philosophy of cognitive science, ranging from embodied cognition to the metaphysics of actions and events. "Embodied cognition" is a catch-phrase for a family of current proposals in the philosophy of cognitive science. Some of these call for a radical re-shaping of cognitive science and others for a more measured response to repeated experimental findings that the body-or representations of the body-figure more prominently in cognition than previously recognized. The text dives into this terrain with a theory that brings coherence and unity to a large swath of scientific evidence. Other chapters revisit earlier work on action individuation but reconfigure it with a psychologizing twist. The final chapter prepares the reader for a futuristic scenario: a book that presents you with eerily accurate accounts of your past life, your present thoughts, and even your upcoming decisions. How should you respond to it?"
Reliable knowledge and social epistemology : essays on the philosophy of Alvin Goldman and replies by Goldman( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applicazioni filosofiche della scienza cognitiva by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social epistemology by Alvin I Goldman( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Alvin Goldman( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness, folk psychology, and cognitive science by Alvin I Goldman( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is justified belief by Alvin I Goldman( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joint ventures theory of mind, mirroring, and embodied cognition by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Epistemology and cognition
Alternative Names
Alvin Goldman Amerikaans filosoof

Alvin Goldman US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Goldman, Alvin 1938-

Goldman, Alvin I.

Goldman, Alvin Ira

آلوین گولدمن فیلسوف آمریکایی

アルヴィン・ゴールドマン

Languages
English (233)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Simulating minds : the philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience of mindreadingKnowledge in a social worldPhilosophical applications of cognitive scienceValues and morals : essays in honor of William Frankena, Charles Stevenson, and Richard BrandtLiaisons : philosophy meets the cognitive and social sciencesReadings in philosophy and cognitive sciencePathways to knowledge : private and publicSocial epistemology : essential readingsReliable knowledge and social epistemology : essays on the philosophy of Alvin Goldman and replies by Goldman