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Modelling the Mind
     

Modelling the Mind

by K. A. Said (Editor), W. H. Newton-Smith (Editor), R. Viale (Editor), Kathleen V. Wilkes (Editor)
 

This collection by a distinguished group of philosophers, psychologists, and physiologists reflects an interdisciplinary approach to the central question of cognitive science: how do we model the mind? Among the topics explored are the relationships (theoretical, reductive, and explanatory) between philosophy, psychology, computer science, and physiology; what

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This collection by a distinguished group of philosophers, psychologists, and physiologists reflects an interdisciplinary approach to the central question of cognitive science: how do we model the mind? Among the topics explored are the relationships (theoretical, reductive, and explanatory) between philosophy, psychology, computer science, and physiology; what should be asked of models in science generally, and in cognitive science in particular; whether theoretical models must make essential reference to objects in the environment; whether there are human competences that are resistant, in principle, to modelling; whether simulated thinking and intentionality are really thinking and intentionality; how semantics can be generated from syntactics; the meaning of the terms "representations" and "modelling;" whether the nature of the "hardware" matters; and whether computer models of humans are "dehumanizing." Contributors include Donald Davidson, Daniel C. Dennett, Margaret A. Boden, Adam Morton, Dennis Noble, T. Poggio, Colin Blakemore, K.V. Wilkes, P.N. Johnson-Laird, and Jonathan St. B.T. Evans.

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"The book, consisting of essays by five philosophers and five cognitive scientists, deals with various interesting . . . topics in cognitive science." —Contemporary Psychology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198249733
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.77(d)

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Oxford University

Balliol College, Oxford

Universita Luigi Bocconi, Milan

St Hilda's College, Oxford

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