Philosophy of Mind and Cognition

Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
Author: David Braddon-Mitchell,Frank Jackson
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2006-11-17
ISBN: 1405133236
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Mind and Cognition Book Excerpt:

David Braddon-Mitchell and Frank Jackson’s popular introduction to philosophy of mind and cognition is now available in a fully revised and updated edition. Ensures that the most recent developments in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science are brought together into a coherent, accessible whole. Revisions respond to feedback from students and teachers and make the volume even more useful for courses. New material includes: a section on Descartes’ famous objection to materialism; extended treatment of connectionism; coverage of the view that psychology is autonomous; fuller discussion of recent debates over phenomenal experience; and much more.

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind
Author: William Bechtel
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN: 1317785428
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Mind Book Excerpt:

Specifically designed to make the philosophy of mind intelligible to those not trained in philosophy, this book provides a concise overview for students and researchers in the cognitive sciences. Emphasizing the relevance of philosophical work to investigations in other cognitive sciences, this unique text examines such issues as the meaning of language, the mind-body problem, the functionalist theories of cognition, and intentionality. As he explores the philosophical issues, Bechtel draws connections between philosophical views and theoretical and experimental work in such disciplines as cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology.

The Philosophy of Mind and Cognition

The Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
Author: David Braddon-Mitchell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy of mind
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Mind and Cognition Book Excerpt:

The philosophy of mind and cognition has been transformed by recent advances in what is loosely called cognitive science. This book is a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to and account of that transformation, in which the many strands in contemporary cognitive science are brought together into a coherent philosophical picture of the mind. The book begins with discussions of the pre-history of contemporary philosophy of mind - dualism, behaviourism, and early versions of the identity theory of mind - and moves through discussions of functionalism in its many varieties, consciousness and qualia, instrumentalism and the autonomy of psychology, to topics such as eliminative materialism, individualism and the problems of content and representation. The synoptic nature of the discussion makes it ideal as the foundation of an undergraduate or graduate course in the philosophy of mind.

Mind and Cognition

Mind and Cognition
Author: William G. Lycan,Jesse J. Prinz
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2008-02-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind and Cognition Book Excerpt:

Designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, this text provides the reader with an overview of the complex, sophisticated and sometimes conflicting developments in theories of mind that have taken place over the last 40 years.

Mind Cognition and Neuroscience

Mind  Cognition  and Neuroscience
Author: Benjamin D. Young,Carolyn Dicey Jennings
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2022-01-28
ISBN: 1000512045
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Cognition and Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

This carefully designed, multi-authored textbook covers a broad range of theoretical issues in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. With accessible language, a uniform structure, and many pedagogical features, Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience: A Philosophical Introdution is the best high-level overview of this area for an interdisciplinary readership of students. Written specifically for this volume by experts in their fields who are also experienced teachers, the book’s thirty chapters are organized into the following parts: I. Background Knowledge II. Classical Debates III. Consciousness IV. Crossing Boundaries Each chapter starts with relevant key words and definitions and a chapter overview, then presents historical coverage of the topic, explains and analyzes contemporary debates, and ends with a sketch of cutting edge research. A list of suggested readings and helpful discussion topics conclude each chapter. This uniform, student-friendly design makes it possible to teach a cohort of both philosophy and interdisciplinary students without assuming prior understanding of philosophical concepts, cognitive science, or neuroscience. Key Features: Synthesizes the now decades-long explosion of scientifically informed philosophical research in the study of mind. Expands on the offerings of other textbooks by including chapters on language, concepts and non-conceptual content, and animal cognition. Offers the same structure in each chapter, moving the reader through an overview, historical coverage, contemporary debates, and finally cutting-edge research. Packed with pedagogical features, like defined Key Terms, Suggested Readings, and Discussion Questions for each chapter, as well as a General Glossary. Provides readers with clear, chapter-long introductions to Cognitive Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Cognition, Experimental Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysical Issues, and Epistemic Issues.

Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind

Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind
Author: Robert D. Rupert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-08-19
ISBN: 0199888647
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind Book Excerpt:

Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind surveys philosophical issues raised by the situated movement in cognitive science, that is, the treatment of cognitive phenomena as the joint products of brain, body, and environment.

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Author: Alvin I. Goldman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 876
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780262571005
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science Book Excerpt:

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. The readings are organized by philosophical fields, with selections evenly divided between philosophers and cognitive scientists. They draw on research in numerous areas of cognitive science, including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, psychology of reasoning and judgment, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and neuropsychology. There are timely treatments of current topics and debates such as the innate understanding of number, children's theory of mind, self-knowledge, consciousness, connectionism, and ethics and cognitive science.

Andy Clark and His Critics

Andy Clark and His Critics
Author: Matteo Colombo,Elizabeth Irvine,Mog Stapleton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190662816
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Andy Clark and His Critics Book Excerpt:

Andy Clark is a leading philosopher of cognitive science, whose work has had an extraordinary impact throughout philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and robotics. His monographs have led the way for new research programs in the philosophy of mind and cognition: Microcognition (1989) and Associative Engines (1993) introduced the philosophical community to connectionist research and the novel issues it raised; Being There (1997) showed the relevance of embodiment, dynamical systems theory, and minimal computation frameworks for the study of the mind; Natural Born Cyborgs (OUP 2003) presented an accessible development of embodied and embedded approaches to understanding human nature and cognition; Supersizing the Mind (OUP 2008) developed this yet further along with the famous "Extended Mind" hypothesis; and Surfing Uncertainty (OUP 2017) presents a framework for uniting perception, action, and the embodied mind. In Andy Clark and His Critics, a range of high-profile researchers in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and empirical cognitive science, critically engage with Clark's work across the themes of: Extended, Embodied, Embedded, Enactive, and Affective Minds; Natural Born Cyborgs; and Perception, Action, and Prediction. Daniel Dennett provides a foreword on the significance of Clark's work, and Clark replies to each section of the book, thus advancing current literature with original contributions that will form the basis for new discussions, debates and directions in the discipline.

Matter and Consciousness

Matter and Consciousness
Author: Paul M. Churchland,Paul Churchland
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780262530743
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matter and Consciousness Book Excerpt:

In Matter and Consciousness, Paul Churchland clearly presents theadvantages and disadvantages of such difficult issues in philosophy of mind as behaviorism,reductive materialism, functionalism, and eliminative materialism. This new edition incorporates thestriking developments that have taken place in neuroscience, cognitive science, and artificialintelligence and notes their expanding relevance to philosophicalissues. Churchland organizes and clarifies the new theoretical and experimentalresults of the natural sciences for a wider philosophical audience, observing that this researchbears directly on questions concerning the basic elements of cognitive activity and theirimplementation in real physical systems. (How is it, he asks, that living creatures perform somecognitive tasks so swiftly and easily, where computers do them only badly or not at all?) Mostsignificant for philosophy, Churchland asserts, is the support these results tend to give to thereductive and the eliminative versions of materialism. A BradfordBook

Mind Out of Matter

Mind Out of Matter
Author: G.R. Mulhauser
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401151040
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Out of Matter Book Excerpt:

Mind Out of Matter aims to transform the way we think about consciousness and the physical world. Unlike many contemporary volumes, it develops a robust and philosophically satisfying account of the mind/body relationship without doing violence to fundamental physics. It expunges popular but ludicrous assumptions about the `in principle' capabilities of cognizers and, with the help of tools from mathematics and scientific fields, supplants flawed notions of representation, function, and mental state with objective and physically grounded alternatives. It debunks quantum theories of consciousness, constructs a simple zombie recipe, and evaluates recent research on chaotic analogue networks. This book is indispensable for readers in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence, and for mathematicians applying complexity theory or information theory to biological cognition. Audience: General academic/university libraries, plus university departmental libraries in philosophy, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computer science. Researchers and specialists in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, artificial life, complexity theory, and information theory. Researchers in the telecommunications industry.

Mind and Machine

Mind and Machine
Author: J. Walmsley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 1137283424
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind and Machine Book Excerpt:

Walmsley offers a succinct introduction to major philosophical issues in artificial intelligence for advanced students of philosophy of mind, cognitive science and psychology. Whilst covering essential topics, it also provides the student with the chance to engage with cutting edge debates.

Cognitive Integration

Cognitive Integration
Author: R. Menary
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2007-10-24
ISBN: 0230592880
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Integration Book Excerpt:

This book argues that thinking is bounded by neither the brain nor the skin of an organism. Cognitive systems function through integration of neural and bodily functions with the functions of representational vehicles. The integrationist position offers a fresh contribution to the emerging embodied and embedded approach to the study of mind.

Reflections on the Problem of Consciousness

Reflections on the Problem of Consciousness
Author: Errol E. Harris
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-01-12
ISBN: 9781402043093
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on the Problem of Consciousness Book Excerpt:

The essential puzzle of consciousness is how the electro-chemical activity constantly occurring in the brain translates into the conscious experience we enjoy. In this highly praised study, Errol Harris considers the attempts made by several important neuro-scientists and philosophers to address the question, and makes his own suggestions as to how it might be approached with the best prospect of intelligibility.

The Social Mind

The Social Mind
Author: Jane Suilin Lavelle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1317564251
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Mind Book Excerpt:

We spend a lot of time thinking about other people: their motivations, what they are thinking, why they want particular things. Sometimes we are aware of it, but it often occurs without conscious thought, and we can respond appropriately to other people's thoughts in a diverse range of situations. The Social Mind: A Philosophical Introduction examines the cognitive capacities that facilitate this amazing ability. It explains and critiques key philosophical theories about how we think about other people's minds, measuring them against empirical findings from neuroscience, anthropology, developmental psychology and cognitive ethology. Some of the fascinating questions addressed include: How do we think about other people's minds? Do we put ourselves in another's shoes to work out what they think? When do we need to think about another person's thoughts? What kinds of thoughts do we attribute to others? Are they propositional attitudes like beliefs and desires as analytic philosophers have often assumed, or could they be something else? What sorts of neural mechanisms underlie our ability to think about other people's thoughts? How is the ability to think about other minds different for individuals on the autism Spectrum? Is a preoccupation with other people's thoughts a Western phenomenon or is it found in all cultures? How do children learn to think about other minds? Can non-human animals think about other minds? These questions are applied to case studies throughout the book, including mirror neurons, recent research on infant social cognition, false belief tasks, and cross-cultural studies. Covering complex interdisciplinary debates in an accessible and clear way, with chapter summaries, annotated further reading, and a glossary, The Social Mind: A Philosophical Introduction is an ideal entry point into this fast-moving and exciting field. It is essential reading for students of philosophy of mind and psychology, and also of interest to those in related subjects such as cognitive science, social and developmental psychology, and anthropology.

Res Cogitans Extensa

Res Cogitans Extensa
Author: Georg Theiner
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9783631579374
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Res Cogitans Extensa Book Excerpt:

For Descartes, minds were essentially immaterial, non-extended things. Contemporary cognitive science prides itself on having exorcised the Cartesian ghost from the biological machine. However, it remains committed to the Cartesian vision of the mental as something purely inner. Against the idea that the mind resides solely in the brain, advocates of the situated and embodied nature of cognition have long stressed the importance of dynamic brain-body-environment couplings, the opportunistic exploitation of bodily morphology, the strategic performance of epistemically potent actions, the generation and use of external representations, and the cognitive scaffolding provided by artifacts and social-cultural practices. According to the extended mind thesis, a significant portion of human cognition literally extends beyond the brain into the body and its environment. This book aims to clarify the nature and the scope of this thesis, and to defend its central insight that cognition is not confined to the boundaries of the biological individual.

Mind and Cognition

Mind and Cognition
Author: Tuomo Aho
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9789519264233
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cognition and Explanation

Cognition and Explanation
Author: Michael Hale Reed
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 542
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Representations

Representations
Author: Jerry A. Fodor
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 1983
ISBN: 0262560275
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representations Book Excerpt:

A collection of eleven essays dealing with methodological and empirical issues incognitive science and in the philosophy of mind, Representations convincingly connects philosophicalspeculation to concrete empirical research.One of the outstanding methodological issues dealt withis the status of functionalism considered as an alternative to behavioristic and physicalisticaccounts. of mental states and properties. The other issue is the status of reductionism consideredas an account of the relation between the psychological and physical sciences. The first chapterspresent the main lines of argument which have made functionalism the currently favored philosophicalapproach to ontology of the mental.The outlines of a psychology of propositional attitudes whichemerges from consideration of current developments in cognitive science are contained in theremaining essays.Not all of these essays are re-presentations. The new introductory essay seeks topresent an overview and gives some detailed proposals about the contribution that functionalismmakes to the solutions of problems about intentionality. The concluding essay, also not previouslypublished, is a sustained examination of the relation between theories about the structure ofconcepts and theories about how they are learned. Finally, the essay "Three cheers for propositionalattitudes", a critical examination of some of D. C. Dennett's ideas, has been completely rewrittenfor this volume. A Bradford Book.

The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition

The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition
Author: Lawrence Shapiro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 131768866X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition Book Excerpt:

Embodied cognition is one of the foremost areas of study and research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject and essential reading for any student and scholar of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into six parts: Historical underpinnings Perspectives on embodied cognition Applied embodied cognition: perception, language, and reasoning Applied embodied cognition: social and moral cognition and emotion Applied embodied cognition: memory, attention, and group cognition Meta-topics. The early chapters of the Handbook cover empirical and philosophical foundations of embodied cognition, focusing on Gibsonian and phenomenological approaches. Subsequent chapters cover additional, important themes common to work in embodied cognition, including embedded, extended and enactive cognition as well as chapters on empirical research in perception, language, reasoning, social and moral cognition, emotion, consciousness, memory, and learning and development.

The Body in Mind

The Body in Mind
Author: Mark Rowlands,Rowlands Mark
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1999-11-28
ISBN: 052165274X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body in Mind Book Excerpt:

This book offers a radical externalist or environmentalist model of cognitive processes.