Microcognition : Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Parallel Distributed Processing

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Parallel distributed processing is transforming the field of cognitive science. Microcognition provides a clear, readable guide to this emerging paradigm from a cognitive philosopher's point of view. It explains and explores the biological basis of PDP, its psychological importance, and its philosophical relevance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • MIT Press Ltd
  • Bradford Books
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0262530953
  • 9780262530958

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Witty and eloquent.... Definitely worth reading. -- Amahl Smith * Times Literary Supplement *
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About Andy Clark

Andy Clark is Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex.
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Table of contents

Introduction: what the brain's-eye view tells the mind's-eye view. Part 1 The mind's-eye view: classical cognitivism; situation and substance; folk psychology, thought, and context; biological constraints. Part 2 The brain's-eye view: parallel distributed processing; informational holism; the multiplicity of mind - a limited defence of classical cognitivism; structured through; reassembling the jigsaw. Epilogue: The parable of the high-level architect. Appendix: Beyond eliminativism.
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