The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science
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Recent research across the disciplines of cognitive science has exerted a profound influence on how many philosophers approach problems about the nature of mind. These philosophers, while attentive to traditional philosophical concerns, are increasingly drawing both theory and evidence from empirical disciplines - both the framing of the questions and how to resolve them. However, this familiarity with the results of cognitive science has led to the raising of an entirely new set of questions about the mind and how we study it, questions which not so long ago philosophers did not even pose, let alone address. This volume offers an overview of this burgeoning field that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology. Each chapter provides a critical and balanced discussion of a core topic while also conveying distinctive viewpoints and arguments. Several of the chapters are co-authored collaborations between philosophers and scientists.show more

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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 50.8mm | 1,102.22g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195309790
  • 9780195309799
  • 1,689,935

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[T]his volume is well suited to bringing advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students up to date, as well as keeping researchers apprised of developments in areas in which they might not specialize. * B. N. Towl, CHOICE *show more

About Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis is Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Richard Samuels is Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University. Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Richard Samuels, Eric Margolis, and Stephen P. Stich ; 2. Consciousness and Cognition, Robert Van Gulick ; 3. Reasoning and Rationality, Collin Allen, Peter M. Todd, and Jonathan M. Weinberg ; 4. Massive Modularity, Richard Samuels ; 5. Perception and Multimodality, Casey O'Callaghan ; 6. Embodied Cognition, Lawrence A. Shapiro ; 7. Artificial Intelligence, B. Jack Copeland & Diane Proudfoot ; 8. Emotions: How Many Are Three?, Jesse J. Prinz ; 9. Attention, Christopher Mole ; 10. Computationalism, Gualtiero Piccinini ; 11. Representationalism, Frances Egan ; 12. Cognition and the Brain, Rick Grush and Lisa Damm ; 13. The Scope of the Conceptual, Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis ; 14. Innateness, Steven Gross & Georges Rey ; 15. The Language Faculty, Paul Pietroski and Stephen Crain ; 16. Language in Cognition, Peter Carruthers ; 17. Theory of Mind, Alvin I. Goldman ; 18. Broadminded: Sociality and the Cognitive Science of Morality, John M. Doris and Shaun Nichols ; 19. Conceptual Development: The Case of Essentialism, Susan A. Gelman and Elizabeth Ware ; 20. Evolutionary Psychology, Ben Jeffares and Kim Sterelny ; 21. Culture and Cognition, Daniel M.T. Fessler and Edouard Machery ; 22. Experimental Philosophy, Joshua Knobeshow more

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