Connectionism, Concepts, and Folk Psychology : The Legacy of Alan Turing

Overview

This is the second of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing. Key issues in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science are explored in the course of celebrating Turing's work. The distinguished cast of contributors includes Paul M. Churchland, L. Jonathan Cohen, Mario Compiani, Peter Dayan, Beatrice de Gelder, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Frank Jackson, Michael Morris, Jon Oberlander, Christopher Peacocke, Philip Pettot, Ian Pratt, Joop Schopman and Aziz Shawky, Murray Shanahan, and Chris ...

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Overview

This is the second of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing. Key issues in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science are explored in the course of celebrating Turing's work. The distinguished cast of contributors includes Paul M. Churchland, L. Jonathan Cohen, Mario Compiani, Peter Dayan, Beatrice de Gelder, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Frank Jackson, Michael Morris, Jon Oberlander, Christopher Peacocke, Philip Pettot, Ian Pratt, Joop Schopman and Aziz Shawky, Murray Shanahan, and Chris Thornton.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198238751
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Mind Association Occasional Series
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Clark is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology program at Washington State University, St Louis, Missouri. He is the author of Microcognition (MIT Press 1989) and Associative Engines (MIT Press 1993). Peter Millican is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Computer Studies at the University of Leeds.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Andy Clark
1. Learning and Conceptual Change: The View from the Neurons, Paul M. Churchland
2. Remarks on the Paradigms of Connectionism, Mario Compiani
3. Remarks on the Impact of Connectionism on our Thinking about Concepts, Joop Schopman and Aziz Shawky
4. Causation in the Philosophy of Mind, Frank Jackson and Philip Pettit
5. Altered States and Virtual Beliefs, Jon Oberlander and Peter Dayan
6. The Relation between Philosophical and Psychological Theories of Concepts, Christopher Peacocke
7. How Simple is the Simple Account?, Michael Morris
8. Modularity and Logical Cognitivism, Beatrice de Gelder
9. Folk Learning and Naive Physics, Murray Shanahan
10. Why Concept Learning is a Good Idea, Chris Thornton
11. Analogy-Making, Fluid Concepts, and Brain Mechanisms, Douglas R. Hofstadter
12. Encoding Psychological Knowledge, Ian Pratt
13. Does Belief Exist?, L. Jonathan Cohen

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