The Future of the Cognitive Revolution / Edition 1

The Future of the Cognitive Revolution / Edition 1

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The Future of the Cognitive Revolution / Edition 1

Cognitive science has been dominated by a model of mental phenomena based on software--or the rules for input, output, organization, and functioning employed by a computer--which is now showing signs of losing its preeminence. In this book 28 leading scholars from diverse fields carefully consider what that think will be the future course for this intellectual movement.

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ISBN-13: 9780195103342
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: What is the Purported Discipline of Cognitive Science and Why Does It Need to Be Reassessed at the Present Moment? The Search for "Cognitive Glue" David Martel Johnson
PART ONE: Good Old-Fashioned Cognitive Science: Does It Have a Future? David Martel Johnson
1. Language and Cognition, Noam Chomsky
2. Functionalism: Cognitive Science or Science Fiction?, Hilary Putnam
3. Reassessing the Cognitive Revolution, Stuart Shanker
4. Promise and Achievement in Cognitive Science, Margaret Boden
5. Boden's Middle Way: Viable or Not?, Carol Fleisher Feldman
6. Metasubjective Processes: The Missing Lingua Franca of Cognitive Science, Juan Pascual-Leone
7. Is Cognitive Science a Discipline?, Don Ross
8. Anatomy of a Revolution, Ellen Bialystok
PART TWO: Cognitive Science and the Study of Language Christina Erneling
9. Language from an Internalist Perspective, Noam Chomsky
10. The Novelty of Chomsky's Theories, Joseph Agassi
11. But What Have You Done for Us Lately? Some Recent Perspectives on Linguistic Nativism, Christopher D. Green and John Vervaeke
PART THREE: Connectionism: A Non-Rule-Following Rival, or Supplement to the Traditional Approach? David Martel Johnson
12. From Text to Process: Connectionism's Contribution to the Future of Cognitive Science, Andy Clark
13. Embodied Connectionism, William Bechtel
14. Neural Networks and Neuroscience: What Are Connectionist Simulations Good for?, Sidney J. Segalowitz and Daniel Bernstein
15. Can Wittgenstein Help Free the Mind from Rules? The Philosophical Foundations of Connectionism, Itiel E. Dror and Marcelo Dascal
16. The Dynamical Alternative, Timothy van Gelder
PART FOUR: The Ecological Alternative: Knowledge as Sensitivity to Objectively Existing Facts David Martel Johnson
17. The Future of Cognitive Science: An Ecological Analysis, Ulric Neisser
18. The Cognitive Revolution from an Ecological Point of View, Edward Reed
PART FIVE: Challenges to Cognitive Science: The Cultural Approach Christina Erneling
19. Will Cognitive Revolutions Ever Stop?, Jerome Bruner
20. Neural Cartesianism: Comments on the Epistemology of the Cognitive Sciences, Jeff Coulter
21. Language, Action, and Mind, Sören Stenlund
22. Cognition as a Social Practice: From Computer Power to Word Power, John Shotter
23. "Berkeleyan" Arguments and the Ontology of Cognitive Science, Rom Harré
PART SIX: Historical Approaches Christina Erneling
24. The Mind Considered from a Historical Perspective: Human Cognitive Phylogenesis and the Possibility of Continuing Cognitive Evolution, Merlin Donald
25. Taking the Past Seriously: How History Shows That Eliminativists' Account of Folk Psychology Is Partly Right and Partly Wrong, David Martel Johnson
AFTERWORD: Cognitive Science and the Future of Psychology—Challenges and Opportunities Christina Erneling
Citation Index
Subject Index

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