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The Oxford handbook of philosophy of cognitive science [electronic resource] /
edited by Eric Margolis, Richard Samuels, and Stephen P. Stich.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
description
viii, 562 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9780195309799 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
isbn
9780195309799 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8442447
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2012-08-01:
Editors Margolis, Samuels, and Stich have collected essays from an all-star cast of philosophers working on the frontier of the philosophy of cognitive science. As many of the contributors note, the goal of this handbook is not to give an overview of each subfield, but rather to review some of the newer research trends and, it is hoped, spur further research. Thus this volume is well suited to bringing advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students up to date, as well as keeping researchers apprised of developments in areas in which they might not specialize. Readers will find coverage of classic topics such as consciousness, rationality, modularity, and artificial intelligence, but also sections that reflect new directions in the field, such as multimodal perception, moral cognition, cognition and culture, and experimental philosophy. Potential purchasers should note that this handbook is not a resource for getting students up to speed in this subject area, as the review material is selective and assumes some knowledge of the field to begin with. But it can point interested students (and even faculty) to new and important literature to which they might not have been exposed. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Advanced undergraduates through faculty/researchers. B. N. Towl Washington University, St. Louis
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"Editors Margolis, Samuels, and Stich have collected essays from an all-star cast of philosophers working on the frontier of the philosophy of cognitive science."--CHOICE
[T]his volume is well suited to bringing advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students up to date, as well as keeping researchers apprised of developments in areas in which they might not specialize.
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Long Description
Recent research across the disciplines of cognitive science has exerted a profound influence on how many philosophers approach problems about the nature of mind. These philosophers, while attentive to traditional philosophical concerns, are increasingly drawing both theory and evidence from empirical disciplines ' both the framing of the questions and how to resolve them. However, this familiarity with the results of cognitive science has led to the raising of an entirely new setof questions about the mind and how we study it, questions which not so long ago philosophers did not even pose, let alone address. This volume offers an overview of this burgeoning field that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology.Each chapter provides a critical and balanced discussion of a core topic while also conveying distinctive viewpoints and arguments. Several of the chapters are co-authored collaborations between philosophers and scientists.
Long Description
Recent research across the disciplines of cognitive science has exerted a profound influence on how many philosophers approach problems about the nature of mind. These philosophers, while attentive to traditional philosophical concerns, are increasingly drawing both theory and evidence from empirical disciplines '" both the framing of the questions and how to resolve them. However, this familiarity with the results of cognitive science has led to the raising of an entirely new setof questions about the mind and how we study it, questions which not so long ago philosophers did not even pose, let alone address. This volume offers an overview of this burgeoning field that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology.Each chapter provides a critical and balanced discussion of a core topic while also conveying distinctive viewpoints and arguments. Several of the chapters are co-authored collaborations between philosophers and scientists.
Main Description
Provides detailed state-of-the-art essays on all aspects of the philosophy of cognitive science. Brings together twenty-one newly commissioned chapters by leading researchers. Is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand the implications of cognitive science for philosophy, and the role of philosophy within the interdisciplinary enterprise of cognitive science. Book jacket.
Main Description
Recent research across the disciplines of cognitive science has exerted a profound influence on how many philosophers approach problems about the nature of mind. These philosophers, while attentive to traditional philosophical concerns, are increasingly drawing both theory and evidence from empirical disciplines -- both the framing of the questions and how to resolve them. However, this familiarity with the results of cognitive science has led to the raising of an entirely new set of questions about the mind and how we study it, questions which not so long ago philosophers did not even pose, let alone address. This volume offers an overview of this burgeoning field that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology. Each chapter provides a critical and balanced discussion of a core topic while also conveying distinctive viewpoints and arguments. Several of the chapters are co-authored collaborations between philosophers and scientists.
Main Description
The philosophy of cognitive science is concerned with fundamental philosophical and theoretical questions connected to the sciences of the mind. How does the brain give rise to conscious experience? Does speaking a language change how we think? Is a genuinely intelligent computer possible? What features of the mind are innate? Advances in cognitive science have given philosophers important tools for addressing these sorts of questions; and cognitive scientists have, in turn, found themselves drawing upon insights from philosophy-insights that have often taken their research in novel directions. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science brings together twenty-one newly commissioned chapters by leading researchers in this rich and fast-growing area of philosophy. It is an indispensible resource for anyone who seeks to understand the implications of cognitive science for philosophy, and the role of philosophy within cognitive science.
Main Description
The philosophy of cognitive science is concerned with fundamental philosophical and theoretical questions connected to the sciences of the mind. How does the brain give rise to conscious experience? Does speaking a language change how we think? Is a genuinely intelligent computer possible?What features of the mind are innate? Advances in cognitive science have given philosophers important tools for addressing these sorts of questions; and cognitive scientists have, in turn, found themselves drawing upon insights from philosophy-insights that have often taken their research in noveldirections. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science brings together twenty-one newly commissioned chapters by leading researchers in this rich and fast-growing area of philosophy. It is an indispensible resource for anyone who seeks to understand the implications of cognitive science forphilosophy, and the role of philosophy within cognitive science.

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