The Philosophy of Cognitive Science

The Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Description

In recent decades cognitive science has revolutionised our understanding of the workings of the human mind. Philosophy has made a major contribution to cognitive science and has itself been hugely influenced by its development. This dynamic book explores the philosophical significance of cognitive science and examines the central debates that have enlivened its history. In a wide-ranging and comprehensive account of the topic, philosopher M.J. Cain discusses the historical origins of cognitive science and its philosophical underpinnings; the nature and role of representations in cognition; the architecture of the mind and the modularity thesis; the nature of concepts; knowledge of language and its acquisition; perception; and the relationship between the brain and cognition. Cain draws upon an extensive knowledge of empirical developments and their philosophical interpretation. He argues that although the field has generated some challenging new views in recent years, many of the core ideas that initiated its birth are still to be taken seriously.
Clearly written and incisively argued, The Philosophy of Cognitive Science will appeal to any student or researcher interested in the workings of the mind.


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Details

Author(s)
Mark J. Cain
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
173 x 245 x 19mm | 430g
Publication date
09 Nov 2015
Publisher
Polity Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0745646573
ISBN13
9780745646572
Bestsellers rank
661,086