ISBN-10:
0761954260
ISBN-13:
9780761954262
Pub. Date:
08/18/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Cognitive Science and Folk Psychology: The Right Frame of Mind / Edition 1

Cognitive Science and Folk Psychology: The Right Frame of Mind / Edition 1

by W F G Haselager
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Overview

'Folk Psychology' - our everyday talk of beliefs, desires and mental events - has long been compared with the technical language of 'Cognitive Science'. Does folk psychology provide a correct account of the mental causes of our behaviour, or must our everyday terms ultimately be replaced by a language developed from computational models and neurobiology? This broad-ranging book addresses these questions, which lie at the heart of psychology and philosophy.

Providing a critical overview of the key literature in the field, including the seminal work of Fodor and Churchland, the author explores the classic 'Frame Problem' and assesses the future prospects of cognitive science. The scope of the frame problem, touching on connec

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761954262
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/18/1997
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

W F G Haselager is a Researcher in the Theoretical Psychology Department of the Free University Amsterdam and a Lecturer in the Cognitive Science Department of the University of Nijmegen.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Folk Psychology and Cognitive Science
Representations and Cognition
The Frame Problem
The Problem of Non-Demonstrative Inference
The Neurocomputational Theory of Cognition
Conclusion

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