Mind and Cognition: An Anthology / Edition 3by William G. Lycan
First published in 1990, Mind and Cognition: An Anthology is now firmly established as a popular teaching apparatus for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mind. This collection of classic and contemporary articles in philosophy of mind and cognition provides the reader with an overview of the complex, sophisticated, and/i>… See more details below
First published in 1990, Mind and Cognition: An Anthology is now firmly established as a popular teaching apparatus for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mind. This collection of classic and contemporary articles in philosophy of mind and cognition 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 50 years, making available to students, teachers, and researchers the very best and most influential contributions to the discipline.
For this new edition, 20 new readings are included and substantial revisions aim to strike a balance between the traditional areas of philosophy of mind and cutting edge areas of philosophy of cognitive science, such as situated cognition, animal minds, and emotion. The emphasis in selection throughout has been on quality and teachability, making this volume a vital resource.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Part I: Ontology: The Identity Theory and Functionalism:.
1. Excerpt from About Behaviorism: B. F. Skinner.
The Identity Theory and Machine Functionalism.
2. Is Consciousness a Brain Process?: U. T. Place.
Causal and Functionalist Views.
3. The Causal Theory of Mind: D. M. Armstrong.
4. The Nature of Mental States: Hilary Putnam.
5. Troubles with Functionalism (excerpt): Ned Block.
6. Mental Events: Donald Davidson.
Homuncular and Teleological Functionalism.
7. The Continuity of Levels of Nature: William G. Lycan.
Part II: Intentionality:.
8. Information and Representation: Jerry A. Fodor.
9. Biosemantics: Ruth Garrett Millikan.
10. A Guide to Naturalizing Semantics (excerpt): Barry Loewer.
Other Approaches to Intentionality.
11. Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality: Robert Brandom.
Part III: The Computational Theory of Mind and Artificial Intelligence.
The Language of Thought and Computationalism.
12. Why There Has to Be and How There Could Be a Private Language: Jerry A. Fodor.
13. Which Language Do We Think With?: Peter Carruthers.
14. Semantic Engines: An Introduction to Mind Design: John Haugeland.
15. Can Computers Think?: John R. Searle.
Part IV: Eliminativism, Neurophilosophy, and Anti-Representationalism.
16. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes: Paul M. Churchland.
17. Neural Representation and Neural Computation: Patricia Smith Churchland and Terrence Sejnowski.
18. Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture (excerpt): Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn.
Dynamical Systems Theory and Robotics.
19. What Might Cognition Be, If Not Computation?: Tim Van Gelder.
20. Intelligence Without Representation: Rodney A. Brooks.
Part V: Instrumentalism and Folk Psychology.
21. True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why it Works: Daniel C. Dennett.
22. Dennett on Intentional Systems: Stephen P. Stich.
23. Real Patterns: Daniel C. Dennett.
Simulationism and the Theory Theory.
24. Folk Psychology as Simulation: Robert M. Gordon.
25. Folk Psychology: Simulation or Tacit Theory? (excerpt): Stephen P. Stich and Shaun Nichols.
Part VI: Mental Causation, Externalism, and Self-Knowledge.
For and Against Folk Psychology.
26. Autonomous Psychology and the BeliefDesire Thesis: Stephen P. Stich.
27. Folk Psychology is Here to Stay: Terence Horgan and James Woodward.
28. Mental Causation: Jaegwon Kim.
29. Type Epiphenomenalism, Type Dualism, and the Causal Priority of the Physical: Brian P. McLaughlin.
For and Against Externalism.
30. Individualism and Supervenience: Jerry A. Fodor.
31. The Argument from Causal Powers: Robert A. Wilson.
32. Reference, Causal Powers, Externalist Intuitions, and Unicorns: Gabriel M. A. Segal.
33. Knowing One’s Own Mind: Donald Davidson.
34. Externalism and Inference: Paul A. Boghossian.
35. The Extended Mind: Andy Clark and David J. Chalmers.
Part VII: Consciousness, Qualia, and Subjectivity.
What Is Consciousness?.
36. How Not to Find the Neural Correlate of Consciousness: Ned Block.
37. What Should We Expect from a Theory of Consciousness?: Patricia S. Churchland.
38. Consciousness and its Place in Nature (excerpt): David J. Chalmers.
39. A Theory of Consciousness (excerpt): David M. Rosenthal.
40. The Superiority of HOP to HOT: William G. Lycan.
41. Perception without Awareness: Fred Dretske.
What It’s Like.
42. Epiphenomenal Qualia: Frank Jackson.
43. Understanding the Phenomenal Mind: Are We All Just Armadillos?: Robert Van Gulick.
44. The Intrinsic Quality of Experience: Gilbert Harman.
45. Sensation and the Content of Experience: Christopher Peacocke.
46. Blurry Images, Double Vision, and Other Oddities: Michael Tye.
Part VIII: Perceptual Content.
47. Simple Seeing: Fred Dretske.
48. Excerpts from The Varieties of Reference: Gareth Evans.
49. Non-conceptual Content: John McDowell.
50. Experience Without the Head: Alva Noë.
Part IX: Animal Minds.
51. Rational Animals: Donald Davidson.
52. The Problem of Simple Minds: Is There Anything it is Like to be a Honey Bee?: Michael Tye.
53. Why the Question of Animal Consciousness Might Not Matter Very Much: Peter Carruthers.
Part X: Emotion.
54. Emotions and Choice: Robert C. Solomon.
55. Embodied Emotions: Jesse Prinz.
56. Is Emotion a Natural Kind?: Paul E. Griffiths.
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