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Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry

Resources for Understanding Mental Processes

  • David J. Cole
  • James H. Fetzer
  • Terry L. Rankin
Book

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cognitive Inquiry and the Philosophy of Mind

  3. Prologue What is Mind?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. D. C. Dennett
      Pages 49-72
  4. Computational Conceptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Fred Dretske
      Pages 75-88
    3. Zenon W. Pylyshyn
      Pages 89-114
  5. Connectionist Conceptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. William Ramsey, Stephen Stich, Joseph Garan
      Pages 117-144
    3. Paul Smolensky
      Pages 145-206
  6. Representational Conceptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. J. A. Fodor
      Pages 209-228
  7. Mentality and Intentionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Roderick M. Chisholm
      Pages 255-266
    3. John R. Searle
      Pages 267-280
  8. Epistemology and Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Hilary Putnam
      Pages 283-303
    3. Alvin I. Goldman
      Pages 305-344
  9. The Mental and the Physical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Patricia Kitcher
      Pages 347-362
  10. Epilogue Conflicting Conceptions

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 403-449

About this book

Introduction

This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human. (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. No problem within the field of cognitive inquiry is more difficult than that of developing an adequate conception of the nature of mind and of its mode of operation. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the pursuit of this objective by bringing together a repre­ sentative cross-section of the principal approaches and the primary players who are engaged in contemporary debate on these crucial issues. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction composed by David Cole, the senior editor of this work, which provides a background for understanding the major problems and alternative solutions, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these issues, they will have been worthwhile. J. H. F. David J. Cole et at. (eds. ), Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry, ix.

Keywords

Connectionism Philosophy of Mind architecture cognition cognitive science conflict epistemology identity nature neuroscience semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Cole
    • 1
  • James H. Fetzer
    • 2
  • Terry L. Rankin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MinnesotaDuluthUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MinnesotaDuluthUSA
  3. 3.IBM AI Support CenterPalo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1882-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7340-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1882-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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