Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science / Edition 1

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science / Edition 1

by Alvin I. Goldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262571005

ISBN-13: 9780262571005

Pub. Date: 11/19/1993

Publisher: MIT Press

This collection of readings shows how cognitive science can influence most of the primary branches of philosophy, as well as how philosophy critically examines the foundations of cognitive science. Its broad coverage extends beyond current texts that focus mainly on the impact of cognitive science on philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, to include

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This collection of readings shows how cognitive science can influence most of the primary branches of philosophy, as well as how philosophy critically examines the foundations of cognitive science. Its broad coverage extends beyond current texts that focus mainly on the impact of cognitive science on philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, to include materials that are relevant to five other branches of philosophy: epistemology, philosophy of science (and mathematics),metaphysics, language, and ethics.

The readings are organized by philosophical fields, with selections evenly divided between philosophers and cognitive scientists. They draw on research in numerous areas of cognitive science,including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology,psychology of reasoning and judgment, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and neuropsychology. There are timely treatments of current topics and debates such as the innate understanding of number, children's theory of mind, self-knowledge,consciousness, connectionism, and ethics and cognitive science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262571005
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/19/1993
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
872
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction1
IEpistemology7
1Visual Object Recognition9
2Deductive Reasoning23
3Probabilistic Reasoning43
4Our Native Inferential Tendencies69
5Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology95
IIScience and Mathematics117
6Observation Reconsidered119
7Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality: A Reply to Jerry Fodor139
8Explanatory Coherence153
9Scientific Discovery185
10Evidence against Empiricist Accounts of the Origins of Numerical Knowledge209
IIIMind229
11Troubles with Functionalism231
12Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes255
13Fodor's Guide to Mental Representation271
14Misrepresentation297
15How We Know Our Minds: The Illusion of First-person Knowledge of Intentionality315
16The Psychology of Folk Psychology347
17Quining Qualia381
18Neuropsychological Evidence for a Consciousness System415
IVMetaphysics445
19Object Perception447
20Ontological Categories Guide and Young Children's Inductions of Word Meaning461
21Some Elements of Conceptual Structure481
22Color Subjectivism493
VLanguage509
23On the Nature, Use, and Acquisition of Language511
24On Learning the Past Tenses of English Verbs535
25Critique of Rumelhart and McClelland553
26The Mental Representation of the Meaning of Words561
27Brain and Language585
28Meaning, Other People, and the World597
VIEthics621
29Ethics and Cognitive Science623
30The Contribution of Empathy to Justice and Moral Judgment647
31Situations and Dispositions681
VIIConceptual Foundations697
32Autonomous Psychology and the Belief-Desire Thesis699
33Individualism and Psychology719
34The Co-evolutionary Research Ideology745
35On the Proper Treatment of Connectionism769
36Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture801
37The Computer Model of the Mind819
38The Critique of Cognitive Reason833
Index849

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