The Architecture of the Mind / Edition 1

The Architecture of the Mind / Edition 1

by Peter Carruthers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199207070

ISBN-13: 9780199207077

Pub. Date: 11/30/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Peter Carruthers, a leading philosopher of mind, provides a comprehensive development and defense of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules. Written with unusual clarity and directness, and surveying an extensive range of research in cognitive science, it will be

Overview

Peter Carruthers, a leading philosopher of mind, provides a comprehensive development and defense of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules. Written with unusual clarity and directness, and surveying an extensive range of research in cognitive science, it will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the nature and organization of the mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199207077
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Case for Massive Modularity
2. The Architecture of Animal Minds
3. Modules of the Human Mind
4. Modularity and Flexibility: the First Steps
5. Creative Cognition in a Modular Mind
6. The Cognitive Basis of Science
7. Distinctively Human Practical Reason
8. Conclusion to the Volume

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