The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Hardcover | January 25, 2012

EditorEric Margolis, Richard Samuels, Stephen P. Stich

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The philosophy of cognitive science is concerned with fundamental philosophical and theoretical questions connected to the sciences of the mind. How does the brain give rise to conscious experience? Does speaking a language change how we think? Is a genuinely intelligent computer possible?What features of the mind are innate? Advances in cognitive science have given philosophers important tools for addressing these sorts of questions; and cognitive scientists have, in turn, found themselves drawing upon insights from philosophy-insights that have often taken their research in noveldirections. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science brings together twenty-one newly commissioned chapters by leading researchers in this rich and fast-growing area of philosophy. It is an indispensible resource for anyone who seeks to understand the implications of cognitive science forphilosophy, and the role of philosophy within cognitive science.

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The philosophy of cognitive science is concerned with fundamental philosophical and theoretical questions connected to the sciences of the mind. How does the brain give rise to conscious experience? Does speaking a language change how we think? Is a genuinely intelligent computer possible?What features of the mind are innate? Advance...

Eric Margolis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Richard Samuels is Professor of Philosophy at Ohio State University. Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Richard Samuels, Eric Margolis, and Stephen P. Stich: Introduction: Philosophy and Cognitive Science2. Robert Van Gulick: Consciousness and Cognition3. Collin Allen, Peter M. Todd, and Jonathan M. Weinberg: Reasoning and Rationality4. Richard Samuels: Massive Modularity5. Casey O'Callaghan: Perception and Multimodality6. Lawrence A. Shapiro: Embodied Cognition7. B. Jack Copeland and Diane Proudfoot: Artificial Intelligence8. Jesse J. Prinz: Emotions: How Many Are Three?9. Christopher Mole: Attention10. Gualtiero Piccinini: Computationalism11. Frances Egan: Representationalism12. Rick Grush and Lisa Damm: Cognition and the Brain13. Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis: The Scope of the Conceptual14. Steven Gross and Georges Rey: Innateness15. Paul Pietroski and Stephen Crain: The Language Faculty16. Peter Carruthers: Language in Cognition17. Alvin I. Goldman: Theory of Mind18. John M. Doris and Shaun Nichols: Broadminded: Sociality and the Cognitive Science of Morality19. Susan A. Gelman and Elizabeth Ware: Conceptual Development: The Case of Essentialism20. Ben Jeffares and Kim Sterelny: Evolutionary Psychology21. Daniel M.T. Fessler and Edouard Machery: Culture and Cognition22. Joshua Knobe: Experimental Philosophy