Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science Book
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Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science


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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-10-23
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN 10 : 0080466621

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Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science Book Description :

Psychology is the study of thinking, and cognitive science is the interdisciplinary investigation of mind and intelligence that also includes philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. In these investigations, many philosophical issues arise concerning methods and central concepts. The Handbook of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science contains 16 essays by leading philosophers of science that illuminate the nature of the theories and explanations used in the investigation of minds. Topics discussed include representation, mechanisms, reduction, perception, consciousness, language, emotions, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. Comprehensive coverage of philosophy of psychology and cognitive science Distinguished contributors: leading philosophers in this area Contributions closely tied to relevant scientific research

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science Book

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science


  • Author : Paul Thagard
  • Publisher : North Holland
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 0444515402

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Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science Book Description :

Psychology is the study of thinking, and cognitive science is the interdisciplinary investigation of mind and intelligence that also includes philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. In these investigations, many philosophical issues arise concerning methods and central concepts. The Handbook of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science contains 16 essays by leading philosophers of science that illuminate the nature of the theories and explanations used in the investigation of minds. Topics discussed include representation, mechanisms, reduction, perception, consciousness, language, emotions, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. Key Features - Comprehensive coverage of philosophy of psychology and cognitive science - Distinguished contributors: leading philosophers in this area - All contributions closely tied to relevant scientific research - Contributions clearly written for an interdisciplinary audience - Contributions are long and thorough Key Features - Comprehensive coverage of philosophy of psychology and cognitive science - Distinguished contributors: leading philosophers in this area - All contributions closely tied to relevant scientific research - Contributions clearly written for an interdisciplinary audience - Contributions are long and thorough

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science Book
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Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science


  • Author : Alvin I. Goldman
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 860
  • ISBN 10 : 0262571005

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Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science Book Description :

This collection of readings shows how cognitive science can influence most of the primary branches of philosophy, as well as how philosophy critically examines the foundations of cognitive science. Its broad coverage extends beyond current texts that focus mainly on the impact of cognitive science on philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, to include materials that are relevant to five other branches of philosophy: epistemology, philosophy of science (and mathematics), metaphysics, language, and ethics. The readings are organized by philosophical fields, with selections evenly divided between philosophers and cognitive scientists. They draw on research in numerous areas of cognitive science, including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, psychology of reasoning and judgment, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and neuropsychology. There are timely treatments of current topics and debates such as the innate understanding of number, children's theory of mind, self-knowledge, consciousness, connectionism, and ethics and cognitive science.

Naturalizing Logico Mathematical Knowledge Book

Naturalizing Logico Mathematical Knowledge


  • Author : Sorin Bangu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351998444

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Naturalizing Logico Mathematical Knowledge Book Description :

This book is meant as a part of the larger contemporary philosophical project of naturalizing logico-mathematical knowledge, and addresses the key question that motivates most of the work in this field: What is philosophically relevant about the nature of logico-mathematical knowledge in recent research in psychology and cognitive science? The question about this distinctive kind of knowledge is rooted in Plato’s dialogues, and virtually all major philosophers have expressed interest in it. The essays in this collection tackle this important philosophical query from the perspective of the modern sciences of cognition, namely cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge contributes to consolidating a new, emerging direction in the philosophy of mathematics, which, while keeping the traditional concerns of this sub-discipline in sight, aims to engage with them in a scientifically-informed manner. A subsequent aim is to signal the philosophers’ willingness to enter into a fruitful dialogue with the community of cognitive scientists and psychologists by examining their methods and interpretive strategies.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology Book

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology


  • Author : Fred Adams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521519298

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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology Book Description :

"Our topic here is psychology, the self-styled science of the mind. Psychology's aim is to explain mental phenomena by describing the underlying processes, systems, and mechanisms that give rise to them. These hidden causal levers underlie all of our mental feats, including our richest conscious perceptions, our most subtle chains of reasoning, and our widest-ranging plans and actions. While the phenomena of mind are intimately related to events occurring in the brain, these psychological explanations are, we will argue, distinct and autonomous from explanations in terms of neural processes and mechanisms. According to the view we present here, psychology and neuroscience are different enterprises. We certainly wouldn't claim that our ever-increasing understanding of how the brain works has nothing to say to psychology: on the contrary, they are complimentary, since neuroscience can provide invaluable input to psychological theorizing (and vice versa, a point that we think is not stressed often enough). But our task will be to give a thorough account of the scope, methods, content, and prospects for a distinctive science of our mental lives"--

Cognitive Science and the Mind body Problem Book

Cognitive Science and the Mind body Problem


  • Author : Morton Wagman
  • Publisher : Praeger Publishers
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015039929941

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Cognitive Science and the Mind body Problem Book Description :

A scholarly examination of the centrality of the mind-body problem within and across the science of cognition--from philosophy to psychology to artificial intelligence to neural science. Conceptions of the mind-body problem range from the heritage of Cartesianism to the identification of the circumscribed brain structures responsible for domain specific cognitive mechanisms. Neither narrowly technical nor philosophically vague, this is a structured and detailed account of advancing intellectual developments in theory, research, and knowledge illumined by the conceptual vicissitudes of the mind-body problem. This unique treatment will be of special interest to creative scholars in the disciplines of he sciences of cognition.

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science Book

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science


  • Author : Adam J Lerner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1138858005

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Current Controversies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science Book Description :

Cognitive science is the study of minds and mental processes. Psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy, among other subdisciplines, all contribute to this study. In this volume, leading researchers debate five core questions in the philosophy of cognitive science: Is an innate Universal Grammar required to explain our linguistic capacities? Are concepts innate or learned? What role do our bodies play in cognition? Can neuroscience help us to understand the mind? Can cognitive science help us understand human morality? For each topic, the volume provides two essays, each advocating for an opposing approach. The editors provide reading questions and suggested readings for each topic, helping to make the volume accessible to readers who are new to the debates.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science Book

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science


  • Author : Eric Margolis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195309799

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science Book Description :

This volume offers an overview of the philosophy of cognitive science that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology.

The Philosophy of Psychology Book

The Philosophy of Psychology


  • Author : George Botterill
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-08-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 0521559154

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The Philosophy of Psychology Book Description :

An accessible analysis of the relationship between folk psychology and contemporary scientific psychology.

Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology Book

Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology


  • Author : Terence Horgan
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 0262082489

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Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology Book Description :

In this volume, the authors present their view of cognition. They propose that unlike the classical paradigm that takes the mind to be a computer, the mind is best understood as a dynamical system realized in a neural network.

Philosophy of Science Book

Philosophy of Science


  • Author : William Bechtel
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317767480

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Philosophy of Science Book Description :

This text focuses on two major issues: the nature of scientific inquiry and the relations between scientific disciplines. Designed to introduce the basic issues and concepts in the philosophy of science, Bechtel writes for an audience with little or no philosophical background. The first part of the book explores the legacy of Logical Positivism and the subsequent post-Positivistic developments in the philosophy of science. The second section examines arguments for and against using a model of theory reduction to integrate scientific disciplines. The book concludes with a chapter describing non-reductionist approaches for relating scientific disciplines using psycholinguistic and cognitive neuroscience models.

Cognitive Science Book

Cognitive Science


  • Author : Rom Harre
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2002-02-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446241790

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Cognitive Science Book Description :

This is the first major textbook to offer a truly comprehensive review of cognitive science in its fullest sense. Ranging from artificial intelligence models of neural processes and cognitive psychology to recent discursive and cultural theories, Rom Harré offers an original yet accessible integration of the field. At its core, this textbook addresses the question 'How can psychology become a science?'. The answer is based on a clear account of method and explanation in the natural sciences and how they can be adapted to psychological research. Rom Harré has used his experience of both the natural and the human sciences to create a text on which exciting and insightful courses can be built in many ways. The text is based on the idea that underlying the long history of attempts to create a scientific psychology there are many unexamined presuppositions that must be brought to light. Whether describing language, categorization, memory, the brain or connectionism the book always links our intuitions about how we think, feel and act in the contexts of everyday life to the latest accounts of the neural tools with which we accomplish the cognitive tasks demanded of us. Computational and biological models are used to link the discursive analysis of everyday cognition to the necessary activities of the brain and nervous system. Fluently written and well structured, this is an ideal text for students who want to gain a comprehensive view of the current state of the art with its seeming divergence into studies of meanings and studies of neurology. The book is divided into four basic modules, with suggestions for three lectures in each. The plan is related to the overall pattern of the semester programme. The reader is guided with helpful learning points, sections of study questions for review, and key readings for each chapter. Cognitive Science: A Philosophical Introduction, with its remarkable sweep of themes, past and present, truly introduces 'the science of the mind' f

Dictionary of Cognitive Science Book

Dictionary of Cognitive Science


  • Author : Olivier Houdé
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135456351

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Dictionary of Cognitive Science Book Description :

A translation of the renowned French reference book, Vocabulaire de sciences cognitives , the Dictionary of Cognitive Science presents comprehensive definitions in more than 120 subjects. Topics range from 'Abduction' to 'Writing', and each entry is covered from as many perspectives as possible within the domains of psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics. The editor and his advisory board, each a specialist in one of these areas, have brought together 60 internationally recognized scholars to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the most current and dynamic thinking in the cognitive sciences.

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science Book

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science


  • Author : Keith Frankish
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521691901

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The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science Book Description :

An authoritative, up-to-date survey of the state of the art in cognitive science, written for non-specialists.

Philosophy of Psychology Book

Philosophy of Psychology


  • Author : José Luis Bermúdez
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 0415275946

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Philosophy of Psychology Book Description :

Philosophy of Psychology is a well-structured introduction to the nature and mechanisms of cognition and behaviour from one of the leaders in the field.

How We Understand Others Book

How We Understand Others


  • Author : Shannon Spaulding
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315396040

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How We Understand Others Book Description :

In our everyday social interactions, we try to make sense of what people are thinking, why they act as they do, and what they are likely to do next. This process is called mindreading. Mindreading, Shannon Spaulding argues in this book, is central to our ability to understand and interact with others. Philosophers and cognitive scientists have converged on the idea that mindreading involves theorizing about and simulating others’ mental states. She argues that this view of mindreading is limiting and outdated. Most contemporary views of mindreading vastly underrepresent the diversity and complexity of mindreading. She articulates a new theory of mindreading that takes into account cutting edge philosophical and empirical research on in-group/out-group dynamics, social biases, and how our goals and the situational context influence how we interpret others’ behavior. Spaulding's resulting theory of mindreading provides a more accurate, comprehensive, and perhaps pessimistic view of our abilities to understand others, with important epistemological and ethical implications. Deciding who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and competent are epistemically and ethically fraught judgments: her new theory of mindreading sheds light on how these judgments are made and the conditions under which they are unreliable. This book will be of great interest to students of philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, applied epistemology, cognitive science and moral psychology, as well as those interested in conceptual issues in psychology.

Philosophy of Science  Cognitive Psychology  and Educational Theory and Practice Book

Philosophy of Science Cognitive Psychology and Educational Theory and Practice


  • Author : Richard Alan Duschl
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 0791410536

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Philosophy of Science Cognitive Psychology and Educational Theory and Practice Book Description :

This edited volume extends existing discussions among philosophers of science, cognitive psychologists, and educational researchers on the the restructuring of scientific knowledge and the domain of science education. This exchange of ideas across disciplinary fields raises fundamental issues and provides frameworks that help to focus educational research programs, curriculum development efforts, and teacher training programs.

The Philosophy of Psychology Book

The Philosophy of Psychology


  • Author : William O'Donohue
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1996-10-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857026125

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The Philosophy of Psychology Book Description :

This major text provides the first comprehensive anthology of the key topics arising in the philosophy of psychology. Bringing together internationally renowned authors, including Herb Simon, Karl Pribram, Joseph Rychlak, Ullin T Place and Adolf Gr[um]unbaum, this volume offers a stimulating and informative addition to contemporary debate. With the cognitive revolution of the 1960s, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of the philosophical assumptions and implications of psychology. Several significant themes, such as the foundations of knowledge, behaviourism, rationality, emotion and cognitive science span both philosophy and psychology, and are covered here along with a wide range of issues in the fields of folk psychology, clinical psychology, neurophysiology and professional ethics.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology Book

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology


  • Author : Sarah Robins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-09-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134155781

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology Book Description :

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology is an invaluable guide and major reference source to the major topics, problems, concepts and debates in philosophy of psychology and is the first companion of its kind. A team of renowned international contributors provide forty-two chapters organised into six clear parts: I. Historical background to the philosophy of psychology II. Psychological explanation III. Cognition and representation IV. The biological basis of psychology V. Perceptual experience VI. Personhood The Companion covers key topics such as the origins of experimental psychology; folk psychology; behaviorism and functionalism; philosophy, psychology and neuroscience; the language of thought, modularity, nativism and representational theories of mind; consciousness and the senses; personal identity; the philosophy of psychopathology and dreams, emotion and temporality. Essential reading for all students of philosophy of mind, science and psychology, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology will also be of interest to anyone studying psychology and its related disciplines.

Cognitive Science Book
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Cognitive Science


  • Author : José Luis Bermúdez
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107051621

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Cognitive Science Book Description :

Cognitive Science combines the interdisciplinary streams of cognitive science into a unified narrative in an all-encompassing introduction to the field. This text presents cognitive science as a discipline in its own right, and teaches students to apply the techniques and theories of the cognitive scientist's 'toolkit' - the vast range of methods and tools that cognitive scientists use to study the mind. Thematically organized, rather than by separate disciplines, Cognitive Science underscores the problems and solutions of cognitive science, rather than those of the subjects that contribute to it - psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, etc. The generous use of examples, illustrations, and applications demonstrates how theory is applied to unlock the mysteries of the human mind. Drawing upon cutting-edge research, the text has been updated and enhanced to incorporate new studies and key experiments since the first edition. A new chapter on consciousness has also been added.