ISBN-10:
026270109X
ISBN-13:
2900262701098
Pub. Date:
04/01/2005
Publisher:
MIT Press
Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science / Edition 2

Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science / Edition 2

by Paul Thagard

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Overview

Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science / Edition 2

Thagard systematically describes and evaluates the main computational theories of mental representation that have been advocated by cognitive scientist, including logic, rules, concepts, analogies, images, and connections (neutral net-works).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900262701098
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Series: Bradford Books Series
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Cognitive Science of Science (MIT Press, 2012) and many other books.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
I Approaches to Cognitve Science
1 Representation and Computation
2 Logic
3 Rule
4 Concepts
5 Analogies
6 Images
7 Connections
8 Review and Evaluation
II Challenges to Cognitive Science
9 Emotions and Consciousness
10 Physical and Social Environments
11 Dynamic Systems and Mathematical Knowledge
12 The Future of Cognitive Science
References
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What People are Saying About This

Michael Ranney

The second edition of Mind represents a significant advance for an already excellent book. My enthusiasm for continuing to use Thagard's accessible and consistently informative volume for Berkeley's large Introduction to Cognitive Science course has been fully refreshed, as the updates in the new edition have made it a superb text for undergraduates.

Endorsement

The second edition of Mind represents a significant advance for an already excellent book. My enthusiasm for continuing to use Thagard's accessible and consistently informative volume for Berkeley's large Introduction to Cognitive Science course has been fully refreshed, as the updates in the new edition have made it a superb text for undergraduates.

Michael Ranney, Graduate School of Education, Department of Psychology, and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

From the Publisher

This little gem of a book has three major virtues. First, it is easy to read and easy to understand. Second, it clearly states the central thesis of cognitive science and precisely lays out the explanatory patterns underlying various theories of cognition. Third, the book is unique in its presentation of the material, arranging it along various types of knowledge representations such as rules, concepts, and images.

Ashok Goel, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

The second edition of Mind represents a significant advance for an already excellent book. My enthusiasm for continuing to use Thagard's accessible and consistently informative volume for Berkeley's large Introduction to Cognitive Science course has been fully refreshed, as the updates in the new edition have made it a superb text for undergraduates.

Michael Ranney, Graduate School of Education, Department of Psychology, and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Ashok Goel

This little gem of a book has three major virtues. First, it is easy to read and easy to understand. Second, it clearly states the central thesis of cognitive science and precisely lays out the explanatory patterns underlying various theories of cognition. Third, the book is unique in its presentation of the material, arranging it along various types of knowledge representations such as rules, concepts, and images.

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