Modelling the Mind

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorK. A. Mohyeldin Said, W. H. Newton-Smith, R. Viale

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SEE AUTHOR'S BLURB FOR LEAFLETS This collection of papers by distinguished philosophers, psychologists, and physiologists reflects an interdisciplinary approach to the central question of cognitive science: how do we model the mind? Among the questions explored are the relationships(theoretical, reductive, and explanatory) between philosophy, psychology, computer science, and physiology; what should be asked of models in science generally, and in cognitive science in particular; whether theoretical models must make essential reference to objects in the environment; whetherthere are human competences that are resistant, in principle, to modelling; whether simulated thinking and intentionality are really thinking and intentionality; how semantics can be generated from syntactics; the meaning of the terms `representation' and `modelling'; whether the nature of the`hardware' matters; and whether computer models of humans are `dehumanizing'.

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SEE AUTHOR'S BLURB FOR LEAFLETS This collection of papers by distinguished philosophers, psychologists, and physiologists reflects an interdisciplinary approach to the central question of cognitive science: how do we model the mind? Among the questions explored are the relationships(theoretical, reductive, and explanatory) between phi...

K. A. Mohyeldin Said is at University of Oxford. W. H. Newton-Smith is at Balliol College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'This interesting collection of eleven essays brings together some of the papers which were read on two occasions, the Turin Conference on 'Human Mind - Artificial Mind' in Italy, 1985, and the Oxford University Cognitive Science Seminars around the same time.'Stefan E. Cuypers, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 168