Natural and Artificial Minds

Natural and Artificial Minds

by Robert G. Burton

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Natural and Artificial Minds by Robert G. Burton

This book describes and explores six current approaches to the study of mind: the neuroscientific, the behavioral, the competence approach, the ecological, the phenomenological, and the computational. No other book in cognitive science covers such a broad range of research programs and topics in such a balanced fashion. The first chapter is a mini-history and philosophy of psychology which reviews some of the scientific developments and philosophical arguments behind these six different approaches. Each subsequent chapter presents work that is on the frontiers of research in its field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791498101
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robert G. Burton is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents


1. Approaches to Mind

Robert G. Burton

2. On the Nature of Theories: A Neurocomputational Perspective

Paul M. Churchland

3. Connectionism and the Future of Folk Psychology

William Bechtel and A. A. Abrahamsen

4. Squirrel Monkeys, Concepts, and Logic

Roger K. Thomas

5. Connecting the Cognitive and the Cultural: Artificial Minds as Methodological Devices in the Study of the Sociocultural

Robert N. McCauley and E. Thomas Lawson

6. Without Perception, There Is No Knowledge: Implications for Artificial Intelligence

Ulric Neisser

7. On the Phenomenology of Remembering: The Neglected Case of Place Memory

Edward S. Casey

8. The Owl and the Electric Encyclopedia

Brian Cantwell Smith

9. Reduction, Elimination, and Strategic Interdependence

Robert G. Burton


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