Historical Foundations of Cognitive Science

  • J-C. Smith

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Hubert L. Dreyfus
    Pages 1-17
  3. Christopher Shields
    Pages 19-33
  4. Calvin G. Normore
    Pages 53-70
  5. Noam Chomsky
    Pages 71-79
  6. Frederick Kreiling
    Pages 99-118
  7. John Biro
    Pages 119-137
  8. John-Christian Smith
    Pages 139-159
  9. Ralf Meerbote
    Pages 161-187
  10. Patricia Kitcher
    Pages 189-209
  11. Ronald Mcintyre
    Pages 211-233
  12. Robert Cummins
    Pages 235-242
  13. John R. Searle
    Pages 243-265
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 293-306

About this book


My interest in gathering together a collection of this sort was generated by a fortuitous combination of historical studies under Professor Keith Lehrer and studies in cognitive science under Professor R. Michael Harnish at the University of Arizona. Work on the volume began there while I was an instructor in the Department of Linguistics and was greatly encouraged by participants in the Faculty Seminar on Cognitive Science chaired by Professor Lance J. Rips. I wish to express my appreciation to all of these and to many other individuals with whom I discussed the possibility of contribution to this work. I am especially grateful to the authors of the essays included here, as they showed more patience than I could have hoped for in seeing me through a number of uncertain stages in development of the project. My thanks are also due to my colleague Charles Reid for assistance in reviewing submissions, to Tim McFadden for computer resources, and again, to Keith Lehrer for continuing advice in arrangements for publication. Financial support for manuscript preparation was provided in part under University Research Grant No. 617 from the University Research Council, Youngstown State University.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J-C. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Youngstown State UniversityUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-1242-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2161-0
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