The Mind's Provisions: A Critique of Cognitivism

The Mind's Provisions: A Critique of Cognitivism

by Vincent Descombes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691146669
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/24/2010
Series: New French Thought Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Vincent Descombes is the author of Modern French Philosophy, Objects of All Sorts: A Philosophical Grammar, Proust: Philosophy of the Novel, and The Barometer of Modern Reason: On the Philosophies of Current Events. Stephen Adam Schwartz, who teaches in the Department of French, University College Dublin, translated Descombe's The Barometer of Modern Reason.

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction:The Complete Holist xi CHAPTER 1 The Phenomena of Mind 1
CHAPTER 2 Two Sciences? 30
CHAPTER 3 The Anthropological Investigation of the Mind 47
CHAPTER 4 The New Mental Philosophy 66
CHAPTER 5 The Doctrines of Psychical Materialism 84
CHAPTER 6 The Psychology of Computers 108
CHAPTER 7 The Inside and the Outside 135
CHAPTER 8 Mechanical Mind 164
CHAPTER 9 Cerebroscopic Exercises 189
CHAPTER 10 The Metaphysics of Mental States 200
CHAPTER 11 The Detachment of the Mind 212
CHAPTER 12 The Historical Conditions of Meaning 224
Notes 249
Works Cited 273
Index 279

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