The Foundations of Cognitive Science

Paperback | August 1, 2001

EditorJoao Branquinho

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The Foundations of Cognitive Science is a set of thirteen new essays on key topics in this lively interdisciplinary field, by a stellar international line-up of authors. Philosophers, psychologists, and neurologists here come together to investigate such fascinating subjects as consciousness;vision; rationality; artificial life; the neural basis of language, cognition, and emotion; and the relations between mind and world, for instance our representation of numbers and space. The contributors are Ned Block, Margaret Boden, Susan Carey, Patricia Churchland, Paul Churchland, AntonioDamasio, Hanna Damasio, Donald Davidson, Daniel Dennett, Ilya Farber, James Higginbotham, Christopher Peacocke, Will Peterman, Zenon Pylyshyn, John Searle. Anyone interested in the exploration of the human mind will enjoy this book.

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The Foundations of Cognitive Science is a set of thirteen new essays on key topics in this lively interdisciplinary field, by a stellar international line-up of authors. Philosophers, psychologists, and neurologists here come together to investigate such fascinating subjects as consciousness;vision; rationality; artificial life; the ne...

Joao Branquinho is Professor of Philosophy at Lisbon University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:August 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198238898

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Introduction1. Ned Block: How Not to Find the Neural Correlate of Consciousness2. Margaret Boden: Life and Cognition3. Susan Carey: The Representation of Number in Natural Language Syntax and in the Language of Thought: A Case Study of the Evolution and Development of Representational Resources4. Ilya Farber, Will Peterman, and Patricia Smith Churchland: The View From Here: The Nonsymbolic Structure of Spatial Representation5. Paul M. Churchland: Toward a Cognitive Neurobiology of the Moral Virtues6. Antonio R. Damasio: Reflections on the Neurobiology of Emotion and Feeling7. Hanna Damasio: Words and Concepts in the Brain8. Donald Davidson: What Thought Requires9. Daniel C. Dennett: Things About Things10. James T. Higginbotham: On Referential Semantics and Cognitive Science11. Christopher Peacocke: Theories of Concepts: A Wider Task12. Zenon W. Pylyshyn: Connecting Vision with the World: Tracking the Missing Link13. John R. Searle: Rationality and ActionBibliography, Index of Names