The Future of the Cognitive Revolution / Edition 1

The Future of the Cognitive Revolution / Edition 1

by David Johnson, Christina Erneling
     
 

In this book, twenty-eight leading scholars from diverse fields of " cognitive science"-linguistics, psychology, neurophysiology, and philo sophy- present their latest, carefully considered judgements about wha t they think will be the future course of this intellectual movement, that in many respects has been a watershed in our contemporary struggl es to

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In this book, twenty-eight leading scholars from diverse fields of " cognitive science"-linguistics, psychology, neurophysiology, and philo sophy- present their latest, carefully considered judgements about wha t they think will be the future course of this intellectual movement, that in many respects has been a watershed in our contemporary struggl es to comprehend that which is crucially significant about human being s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103342
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.03(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is the Purpoted Discipline of Cognitive Science and Why Does It Need to Be Reassessed at the Present Moment? The Search for "Cognitive Glue"3
Pt. 1Good Old-Fashioned Cognitive Science: Does It Have a Future?13
1Language and Cognition15
2Functionalism: Cognitive Science or Science Fiction?32
3Reassessing the Cognitive Revolution45
4Promise and Achievement in Cognitive Science55
5Boden's Middle Way: Viable or Not?68
6Metasubjective Processes: The Missing Lingua Franca of Cognitive Science75
7Is Cognitive Science a Discipline?102
8Anatomy of a Revolution109
Pt. 2Cognitive Science and the Study of Language115
9Language from an Internalist Perspective118
10The Novelty of Chomsky's Theories136
11But What Have You Done for Us Lately? Some Recent Perspectives on Linguistic Nativism149
Pt. 3Connectionism: A Non-Rule-Following Rival, or Supplement to the Traditional Approach?165
12From Text to Process: Connectionism's Contribution to the Future of Cognitive Science169
13Embodied Connectionism187
14Neural Networks and Neuroscience: What Are Connectionist Simulations Good for?209
15Can Wittgenstein Help Free the Mind from Rules? The Philosophical Foundations of Connectionism217
16The Dynamical Alternative227
Pt. 4The Ecological Alternative: Knowledge as Sensitivity to Objectively Existing Facts245
17The Future of Cognitive Science: An Ecological Analysis247
18The Cognitive Revolution from an Ecological Point of View261
Pt. 5Challenges to Cognitive Science: The Cultural Approach275
19Will Cognitive Revolutions Ever Stop?279
20Neural Cartesianism: Comments on the Epistemology of the Cognitive Sciences293
21Language, Action, and Mind302
22Cognition as a Social Practice: From Computer Power to Word Power317
23"Berkeleyan" Arguments and the Ontology of Cognitive Science335
Pt. 6Historical Approaches353
24The Mind Considered from a Historical Perspective: Human Cognitive Phylogenesis and the Possibility of Continuing Cognitive Evolution355
25Taking the Past Seriously: How History Shows That Eliminativists' Account of Folk Psychology Is Partly Right and Partly Wrong366
Afterword: Cognitive Science and the Future of Psychology - Challenges and Opportunities376
Citation Index383
Subject Index391

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