Epistemology and Cognition

  • James H. Fetzer

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William Ramsey, Stephen Stich
      Pages 3-31
  3. Concepts and Content

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. David Braddon-Mitchell, John Fitzpatrick
      Pages 35-61
    3. Charles E. M. Dunlop
      Pages 63-84
    4. David Cole
      Pages 85-100
    5. Paul Thagard
      Pages 101-120
    6. William Bechtel, Adele A. Abrahamsen
      Pages 121-151
  4. Semantics and Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Neal Jahren
      Pages 155-174
    3. Yorick Wilks
      Pages 175-197
    4. William Edward Morris
      Pages 199-222
    5. George Graham
      Pages 223-246
    6. Eddy M. Zemach
      Pages 247-264
  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Eric Lormand
      Pages 267-288
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-303

About this book


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 interest from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental powers 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, experimen­ tal, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. The present volume reflects the kind of insights that can be obtained when research workers in philosophy, artificial intelligence, and computer science explore problems of common concern. The issues here tend to fall into two broad but varied sets, namely: those concerned with content and concepts, on the one hand, and those concerned with semantics and epistemology, on the other. The collection begins with a prologue that focuses upon the relations between connectionism and alternative conceptions of nativism and ends with an epilogue that examines the significance of alternative conceptions of the Frame Problem for artificial intelligence. Because these papers are rich and diverse, they ought to appeal to a wide and heterogeneous audience. J.H.F.


Prolog cognition epistemology knowledge semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • James H. Fetzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MinnesotaDuluthUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5652-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3716-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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