Mental Symbols

A Defence of the Classical Theory of Mind

  • Authors
  • Peter Novak

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-xxii
  2. Peter Novak
    Pages 1-24
  3. Peter Novak
    Pages 25-38
  4. Peter Novak
    Pages 39-57
  5. Peter Novak
    Pages 59-75
  6. Peter Novak
    Pages 77-106
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    Pages 107-123
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    Pages 125-165
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    Pages 167-193
  10. Peter Novak
    Pages 195-223
  11. Peter Novak
    Pages 225-242
  12. Peter Novak
    Pages 243-246
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 247-267

About this book


Mental Symbols is an essay on mind and meaning, on the biological implementation of mental symbols, on the architecture of mind, and on the correct construal of logical properties and relations of symbols, including implication and inference. The book argues against the main contemporary trends in the cognitive sciences, preferring rather the classical early-modern tradition. The author looks at some logical paradoxes in the light of that tradition, and offers a novel answer to the problem of the biological implementation of the mind in the brain.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6374-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5632-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0780
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