Cognitive Science and Semantic Representations
Various, sometimes largely diverging, opinions exist about cognitive science: a major contrast is between supporters of “cognitive sciences” as a plural, i.e., denoting a set of related but distinct areas, which will still remain different in the future and those of “cognitive science” as a singular, denoting a single unified domain. The first view presently seems to be easier to advocate: no complete unified body of knowledge has yet emerged across artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, linguistics, logics, cognitive neurosciences, philosophy of mind, etc. that could both meet the commonly agreed criteria of scientific thought and be considered as concerning a unique well-defined object.
KeywordsCognitive Science Semantic Representation Symbolic Representation Rational Representation Language Comprehension
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