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Overview

Thagard systematically describes and evaluates the main computational theories of mental representation that have been advocated by cognitive scientist, including logic, rules, concepts, analogies, images, and connections (neutral net-works).

Describes & evaluates main theories of mental representation incl. logic, rules, analogies, neural networks, images, etc.

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"This little gem of a book has three major virtues. First, it is easy to read and easy to understand. Second, it clearly states the central thesis of cognitive science and precisely lays out the explanatory patterns underlying various theories of cognition. Third, the book is unique in its presentation of the material, arranging it along various types of knowledge representations such as rules, concepts, and images."—Ashok Goel, College of Computing, GeorgiaInstitute of Technology

"The second edition of Mind represents a significant advance for an already excellent book. My enthusiasm for continuing to use Thagard's accessible and consistently informative volume for Berkeley's large Introduction to Cognitive Science course has been fully refreshed, as the updates in the new edition have made it a superb text for undergraduates." MichaelRanney, Graduate School of Education, Department of Psychology, and the Institute for Cognitive andBrain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

"The second edition of *Mind* represents a significant advance for an already excellent book. My enthusiasm for continuing to use Thagard's accessible and consistently informative volume for Berkeley's large Introduction to Cognitive Science course has been fully refreshed, as the updates in the new edition have made it a superb text for undergraduates."—Michael Ranney, Graduate School of Education, University of California,Berkeley

Ashok Goel
This little gem of a book has three major virtues. First, it is easy to read and easy to understand. Second, it clearly states the central thesis of cognitive science and precisely lays out the explanatory patterns underlying various theories of cognition. Third, the book is unique in its presentation of the material, arranging it along various types of knowledge representations such as rules, concepts, and images.
Michael Ranney
The second edition of Mind represents a significant advance for an already excellent book. My enthusiasm for continuing to use Thagard's accessible and consistently informative volume for Berkeley's large Introduction to Cognitive Science course has been fully refreshed, as the updates in the new edition have made it a superb text for undergraduates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262201063
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Cognitive Science of Science (MIT Press, 2012) and many other books.

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Table of Contents

I Approaches to cognitive science 1
1 Representation and computation 3
2 Logic 23
3 Rules 43
4 Concepts 59
5 Analogies 77
6 Images 95
7 Connections 111
8 Review and evaluation 133
II Extensions to cognitive science 145
9 Brains 147
10 Emotions 161
11 Consciousness 175
12 Bodies, the world, and dynamic systems 191
13 Societies 205
14 The future of cognitive science 217
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