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The mind's new science : a history of the cognitive revolution

Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""The first full-scale history of cognitive science, this work addresses a central issue: What is the nature of knowledge?""
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gardner, Howard.
Mind's new science.
New York : Basic Books, ©1987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Gardner
ISBN: 0786725141 9780786725144
OCLC Number: 894460317
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 430 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Part I: The Cognitive Revolution; 1: Introduction: What the Meno Wrought; The Greek Agenda; Definition and Scope of Cognitive Science; Purpose and Plan of This Book; 2: Laying the Foundation for Cognitive Science; The Hixon Symposium and the Challenge to Behaviorism; A Critical Moment in Scientific History; Key Theoretical Inputs to Cognitive Science; Catalytic Encounters and Influential Writings; 3: Cognitive Science: The First Decades; A Consensual Birthdate; The 1960s: Picking Up Steam; The Sloan Initiative; Key Features of Cognitive Science. Part II: The Cognitive Sciences: A Historical Perspective4: Reason, Experience, and the Status of Philosophy; Descartes's Mind; Empiricist Responses to Descartes; Kant and Foundational Philosophy; The Logical-Empiricist Program; The Unraveling of Logical Empiricism and the Revised Roles of Philosophy; Richard Rorty: Is Epistemology Necessary?; Preserving Philosophy's Purview; Fresh Approaches to Epistemology; The Complete Cognitivist: Jerry Fodor; Conclusion: The Dialectic Role of Philosophy; 5: Psychology: The Wedding of Methods to Substance; Three Pivotal Lines of Research from the 1950s. Scientific Psychology in the Nineteenth CenturyThe Early Twentieth Century; Gestalt Psychology: A View from Above; The Turn to Cognition; Psychology's Contributions; 6: Artificial Intelligence: The Expert Tool; The Summer of 1956 at Dartmouth; The Ideas of Artificial Intelligence; The Programs of the Dartmouth Tetrad; Other Programming Milestones; The Phenomenal SHRDLU; Pivotal Issues; Innovations in the 1970s; The Chinese Room; Critics and Defenders: The Debate Continues; 7: Linguistics: The Search for Autonomy; At First, There Were Colorless Green Ideas . . .; Linguistics of an Earlier Era. The Evolution of Chomsky's ThoughtA Tentative Evaluation; 8: Anthropology: Beyond the Individual Case; Lucien Lévy-Bruhl Examines the Mind of the Primitive; Edward Tylor Launches the Discipline of Anthropology; The British Scene; The American Version; The Special Status of Language and Linguistics; The Structuralist Version; Ethnoscience; Psychological Forays; Lévy-Bruhl Revisited; 9: Neuroscience: The Flirtation with Reductionism; Karl Lashley Poses a Research Agenda; How Specific Is Neural Functioning?; Donald Hebb's Bold Synthesis; The Hixon Symposium Revisited. Hubel and Wiesers Decisive DemonstrationsThe Molar Perspective; The Neural Base of Cognition: Studies of Two Systems; Will Neuroscience Devour Cognitive Science?; Part III: Toward An Integrated Cognitive Science: Present Efforts, Future Prospects; Introduction; 10: Perceiving the World; Perennial Puzzles of Perception; Computer Simulations; The Work of David Marr; The Gibsonian View of Perception; Contrasting Perspectives; Possible Reconciliations; 11: Mental Imagery: A Figment of the Imagination?; Introduction: Images through the Ages; Stephen Kosslyn's Model; 12: A World Categorized.
Other Titles: Cognitive science after 1984
Responsibility: Howard Gardner ; with a new epilogue by the author : Cognitive science after 1984.

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