The Mind as a Scientific Object

The Mind as a Scientific Object : Between brain and culture

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Are all cognitive sciences equal? The contributors of this book argue that the answer is no, because only neurophysiology and cultural psychology are suited to account for the mind's ontology. The papers collected here have been chosen to clarify these alternatives. In particular, because other books have emphasized the neuroscience alternative, this book highlights the cultural solution.show more

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  • Hardback | 562 pages
  • 164 x 238 x 38mm | 861.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195139321
  • 9780195139327
  • 1,479,624

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"This is an unusually cogent book, whose editors look beyond the accepted disciplinary structures of cognitive science to the environment and human culture in order to examine 'mind.' Erneling and Johnson succeed admirably in exploring the alternative of the cultural approach to mentality, whilst recognizing the significance of neurophysiology."--The Mind as a Scientific Object"The Mind As a Scientific Object is interesting and accessible not just to specialists but to a wide, interdisciplinary audience as well. It presents with a picture of selected, important themes in the field of cognitive science that is deeper than was previously available, but that still manages to be of wide interest." --SirReadaLot.org "This is an unusually cogent book, whose editors look beyond the accepted disciplinary structures of cognitive science to the environment and human culture in order to examine 'mind.' Erneling and Johnson succeed admirably in exploring the alternative of the cultural approach to mentality, whilst recognizing the significance of neurophysiology."--The Mind as a Scientific Object"The Mind As a Scientific Object is interesting and accessible not just to specialists but to a wide, interdisciplinary audience as well. It presents with a picture of selected, important themes in the field of cognitive science that is deeper than was previously available, but that still manages to be of wide interest." --SirReadaLot.org "This is an unusually cogent book, whose editors look beyond the accepted disciplinary structures of cognitive science to the environment and human culture in order to examine 'mind.' Erneling and Johnson succeed admirably in exploring the alternative of the cultural approach to mentality, whilst recognizing the significance of neurophysiology."--The Mind as a Scientific Object "The Mind As a Scientific Object is interesting and accessible not just to specialists but to a wide, interdisciplinary audience as well. It presents with a picture of selected, important themes in the field of cognitive science that is deeper than was previously available, but that still manages to be of wide interest." --SirReadaLot.org "This is an unusually cogent book, whose editors look beyond the accepted disciplinary structures of cognitive science to the environment and human culture in order to examine 'mind.' Erneling and Johnson succeed admirably in exploring the alternative of the cultural approach to mentality, whilst recognizing the significance of neurophysiology."--The Mind as a Scientific Object "The Mind As a Scientific Object is interesting and accessible not just to specialists but to a wide, interdisciplinary audience as well. It presents with a picture of selected, important themes in the field of cognitive science that is deeper than was previously available, but that still manages to be of wide interest." --SirReadaLot.org "This is an unusually cogent book, whose editors look beyond the accepted disciplinary structures of cognitive science to the environment and human culture in order to examine 'mind.' Erneling and Johnson succeed admirably in exploring the alternative of the cultural approach to mentality, whilstrecognizing the significance of neurophysiology."--The Mind as a Scientific Object"The Mind As a Scientific Object is interesting and accessible not just to specialists but to a wide, interdisciplinary audience as well. It presents with a picture of selected, important themes in the field of cognitive science that is deeper than was previously available, but that still managesto be of wide interest." --SirReadaLot.org "The Mind As a Scientific Object is interesting and accessible not just to specialists but to a wide, interdisciplinary audience as well. It presents with a picture of selected, important themes in the field of cognitive science that is deeper than was previously available, but that still managesto be of wide interest." --SirReadaLot.orgshow more

Table of contents

WHERE ARE WE AT PRESENT, AND HOW DID WE GET THERE?; IS THE STUDY OF MIND CONTINUOUS WITH THE REST OF SCIENCE?; ELIMINATIVE MATERIALISM: SOUND OR MISTAKEN?; IS "MIND" JUST ANOTHER NAME FOR THE BRAIN AND WHAT THE BRAIN DOES?; DOES EVOLUTION PROVIDE A KEY TO THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF MIND?; IS THE MIND A CULTURAL ENTITY?; RATIONALITY: CULTURAL OR NATURAL?show more

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