Mental Symbols

Mental Symbols : A Defence of the Classical Theory of Mind

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Mental Symbols is an essay on mind and meaning, on the biological implementation of mental symbols, on the architecture of mind, and on the correct construal of logical properties and relations of symbols, including implication and inference. The book argues against the main contemporary trends in the cognitive sciences, preferring rather the classical early-modern tradition. The author looks at some logical paradoxes in the light of that tradition, and offers a novel answer to the problem of the biological implementation of the mind in the brain.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 267 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 15.75mm | 476g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
  • XXII, 267 p.
  • 9401063745
  • 9789401063746

Table of contents

Introduction: A Fly in a Bottle. 1. Conservative Rationalism I. 2. The Idea as World and Will. 3. Sentence-Based Semantics. 4. Radical Empiricism I. 5. Radical Empiricism II. 6. Conservative Rationalism II. 7. The Classical Theory of Mind I. 8. The Classical Theory of Mind II. 9. The Classical Theory of Mind III. 10. The Tale of Russell's Paradox. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index.
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