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Language and Thought Interdisciplinary Themes

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ISBN-10: 0521637589

ISBN-13: 9780521637589

Edition: 1998

Authors: Peter Carruthers, Jill Boucher, Andy Clark, Martin Davies, Daniel Clement Dennett

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This text brings together essays by a distinguished interdisciplinary team of philosophers and psychologists, who discuss various ways in which language may be implicated in human cognition.
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List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Andy Clark is Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex.

Martin Davies is Associate Editor of The I Tatti Renaissance Library.

Born in Boston in 1942, Daniel Clement Dennett explores the philosophical links between mind and brain. His first book, Content and Consciousness (1969) was one of the earliest to examine this issue. It is one that he expands on in his other books, including Consciousness Explained (1991), where he uses philosophical "materialism" to examine the link between mind and body. Dennett is a Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor, a Professor of Philosophy and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University in Medford Mass. He is interested in the development of artificial intelligence, was the co-founder of the Curricular Software Studio at Tufts, and has aided in the design…    

Introduction: opening up options
Language, development and evolution
Thought before language: the expression of motion events prior to the impact of a conventional language model
The prerequisites for language acquisition: evidence from cases of anomalous language development
Some thoughts about the evolution of lads, with special reference to Tom and Sam
Thinking in language? Evolution and a modularist possibility
Language, reasoning and concepts
Aphasic language, aphasic thought: an investigation of propositional thinking in an a-propositional aphasic
Representing representations
Magic words: how language augments human computation
The mapping between the mental and the public lexicon
Convention-based semantics and the development of language
Language and conscious reasoning
Language, thought, and the language of thought: Aunty's own argument revisited
Natural language and virtual belief
The meta-intentional nature of executive functions and theory of mind
Reflections on language and mind