© 2001

The Dawn of Cognitive Science

Early European Contributors

  • Liliana Albertazzi

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 295)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Liliana Albertazzi
    Pages 1-27
  3. Riccardo Luccio
    Pages 89-101
  4. Robin D. Rollinger
    Pages 103-122
  5. Karl Schuhmann
    Pages 167-184
  6. Elizabeth R. Valentine
    Pages 209-223
  7. Theo Herrmann, Steffi Katz
    Pages 225-235
  8. Serena Cattaruzza
    Pages 237-250
  9. David Woodruff Smith
    Pages 269-297
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 357-369

About this book


Current debate in cognitive science, from robotics to analysis of vision, deals with problems like the perception of form, the structure and formation of mental images and their modelling, the ecological development of artificial intelligence, and cognitive analysis of natural language. It focuses in particular on the presence of a hierarchy of intellectual constructions in different formats of representation.
These diverse approaches, which share a common assumption of the inner nature of representation, call for a new epistemology - even a new psychophysics - based on a theory of reference which is intrinsically cognitive. As a contribution to contemporary research, the reading presents the core of theories developed in Central Europe between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by philosophers, physicists, psychologists and semanticists who shared a dynamic approach and a pronounced concern with problems of interaction and dependence. These theories offer innovative solutions to some of the epistemological and philosophical problems currently at the centre of debate, like part-whole, theory of relations, and conceptual and linguistic categorization.


Karl Bühler epistemology language modeling ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Liliana Albertazzi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TrentoItaly
  2. 2.Central European FoundationBolzanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Dawn of Cognitive Science
  • Book Subtitle Early European Contributors
  • Editors L. Albertazzi
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6799-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5646-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9656-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 370
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Mind
    History, general
    Philosophy of Language
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