Philosophical Applications Of Cognitive Science

Philosophical Applications Of Cognitive Science

by Alvin I. Goldman, A. Goldman
     
 

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One of the most fruitful interdisciplinary boundaries in contemporary scholarship is that between philosophy and cognitive science. Now that solid empirical results about the activities of the human mind are available, it is no longer necessary for philosophers to practice armchair psychology.In this short, accessible, and entertaining book, Alvin Goldman presents

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One of the most fruitful interdisciplinary boundaries in contemporary scholarship is that between philosophy and cognitive science. Now that solid empirical results about the activities of the human mind are available, it is no longer necessary for philosophers to practice armchair psychology.In this short, accessible, and entertaining book, Alvin Goldman presents a masterly survey of recent work in cognitive science that has particular relevance to philosophy. Besides providing a valuable review of the most suggestive work in cognitive and social psychology, Goldman demonstrates conclusively that the best work in philosophy in a surprising number of different fields—including philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics as well as philosophy of mind—must take into account empirical breakthroughs in psychology.One of those rare texts that will also be useful for professionals, Philosophical Applications of Cognitive Science is appropriate for students in a wide range of philosophy courses. It will also interest researchers and students in psychology who are intrigued by the wider theoretical implications of their work.

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A sampling of the wide range of philosophical problems that can benefit from cognitive studies, an inspiration for philosophers, rather than a complete catalogue either of problems or of cognitive sciences. Problems are considered from epistemology, the philosophy of science and of mind, metaphysics, and ethics. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813380407
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/22/1983
Series:
Focus Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Alvin I. Goldman is professor of philosophy and research scientist in cognitive science at the University of Arizona. He is the author of A Theory of Human Action, Epistemology and Cognition, and Liaisons: Philosophy Meets the Cognitive and Social Sciences as well as many articles on philosophy and cognitive science.

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