The Future of the Cognitive Revolution / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195103342
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

York University

Umea University

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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. 1 Good Old-Fashioned Cognitive Science: Does It Have a Future? 13
1 Language and Cognition 15
2 Functionalism: Cognitive Science or Science Fiction? 32
3 Reassessing the Cognitive Revolution 45
4 Promise and Achievement in Cognitive Science 55
5 Boden's Middle Way: Viable or Not? 68
6 Metasubjective Processes: The Missing Lingua Franca of Cognitive Science 75
7 Is Cognitive Science a Discipline? 102
8 Anatomy of a Revolution 109
Pt. 2 Cognitive Science and the Study of Language 115
9 Language from an Internalist Perspective 118
10 The Novelty of Chomsky's Theories 136
11 But What Have You Done for Us Lately? Some Recent Perspectives on Linguistic Nativism 149
Pt. 3 Connectionism: A Non-Rule-Following Rival, or Supplement to the Traditional Approach? 165
12 From Text to Process: Connectionism's Contribution to the Future of Cognitive Science 169
13 Embodied Connectionism 187
14 Neural Networks and Neuroscience: What Are Connectionist Simulations Good for? 209
15 Can Wittgenstein Help Free the Mind from Rules? The Philosophical Foundations of Connectionism 217
16 The Dynamical Alternative 227
Pt. 4 The Ecological Alternative: Knowledge as Sensitivity to Objectively Existing Facts 245
17 The Future of Cognitive Science: An Ecological Analysis 247
18 The Cognitive Revolution from an Ecological Point of View 261
Pt. 5 Challenges to Cognitive Science: The Cultural Approach 275
19 Will Cognitive Revolutions Ever Stop? 279
20 Neural Cartesianism: Comments on the Epistemology of the Cognitive Sciences 293
21 Language, Action, and Mind 302
22 Cognition as a Social Practice: From Computer Power to Word Power 317
23 "Berkeleyan" Arguments and the Ontology of Cognitive Science 335
Pt. 6 Historical Approaches 353
24 The Mind Considered from a Historical Perspective: Human Cognitive Phylogenesis and the Possibility of Continuing Cognitive Evolution 355
25 Taking the Past Seriously: How History Shows That Eliminativists' Account of Folk Psychology Is Partly Right and Partly Wrong 366
Afterword: Cognitive Science and the Future of Psychology - Challenges and Opportunities 376
Citation Index 383
Subject Index 391
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