The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science
Cognitive science is a cross-disciplinary enterprise devoted to understanding the nature of the mind. In recent years, investigators in philosophy, psychology, the neurosciences, artificial intelligence, and a host of other disciplines have come to appreciate how much they can learn from one another about the various dimensions of cognition. The result has been the emergence of one of the most exciting and fruitful areas of inter-disciplinary research in the history of science. This volume of original essays surveys foundational, theoretical, and philosophical issues across the discipline, and introduces the foundations of cognitive science, the principal areas of research, and the major research programs. With a focus on broad philosophical themes rather than detailed technical issues, the volume will be valuable not only to cognitive scientists and philosophers of cognitive science, but also to those in other disciplines looking for an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the field.
- Electronic book text
- 26 Jul 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 20 b/w illus. 4 tables
Table of contents
List of figures and tables; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction Keith Frankish and William M. Ramsey; Part I. Foundations: 1. History and core themes Adele Abrahamsen and William Bechtel; 2. The representational theory of mind Barbara Von Eckardt; 3. Cognitive architectures Paul Thagard; Part II. Aspects of Cognition: 4. Perception Casey O'Callaghan; 5. Action Elisabeth Pacherie; 6. Human learning and memory Charan Ranganath, Laura A. Libby and Ling Wong; 7. Reasoning and decision making Mike Oaksford, Nick Chater and Neil Stewart; 8. Concepts Gregory L. Murphy and Aaron B. Hoffman; 9. Language Ray Jackendoff; 10. Emotion Jesse Prinz; 11. Consciousness William G. Lycan; Part III. Research Programs: 12. Cognitive neuroscience Dominic Standage and Thomas Trappenberg; 13. Evolutionary psychology H. Clark Barrett; 14. Embodied, embedded, and extended cognition Andy Clark; 15. Animal cognition Sara J. Shettleworth; Glossary; Index.
'Many of the papers will serve as ideal introductions to their given domains and, taken collectively, readers will be given a broad grounding in this fascinating area of study.' Sam Clarke, Philosophical Psychology
About William Ramsey
Keith Frankish is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at The Open University, UK and Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Program in Neurosciences at the University of Crete. He is the author of Mind and Supermind (Cambridge, 2004) and Consciousness (2005). He is co-editor of In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (with Jonathan St B. T. Evans, 2009) and New Waves in Philosophy of Action (with Jesus H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff, 2010). William M. Ramsey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of Representation Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Philosophy and Connectionist Theory (with David Rumelhart and Stephen Stich, 1991) and Rethinking Intuition (with Michael DePaul, 1998).