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Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science

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ISBN-10: 1405113057

ISBN-13: 9781405113052

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robert J. Stainton, Robert Matthews, Adele Abrahamsen, William Bechtel

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This volume introduces central issues in cognitive science by means of debates on key questions. The debates are written by renowned experts in the field. The debates cover the middle ground as well as the extremes Addresses topics such as the amount of innate knowledge, bounded rationality and the role of perception in action. Provides valuable overview of the field in a clear and easily comprehensible form.
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.70" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Just How Modular is the Mind?
The Case for Massively Modular Models of Mind
Is the Mind Really Modular?
Is the Human Mind Massively Modular?
How Much Knowledge of Language is Innate?
Irrational Nativist Exuberance
The Case for Linguistic Nativism
On the Innateness of Language
Has Cognitive Science Shown That Human Beings Are Cognitively Bounded, or Irrational?
Bounded and Rational
Bounded Rationality and the Enlightenment Picture of Cognitive Virtue
Are Rules and Representations Necessary to Explain Systematicity?
Cognition Needs Syntax but not Rules
Phenomena and Mechanisms: Putting the Symbolic, Connectionist, and Dynamical Systems Debate in Broader Perspective
Can Consciousness and Qualia be Reduced?
Consciousness and Qualia Can Be Reduced
Consciousness and Qualia Cannot Be Reduced
Does Cognitive Science Need External Content at All?
Locating Meaning in the Mind (Where It Belongs)
The Intentional Inexistence of Language - But Not Cars
Is the Aim of Perception to Provide Accurate Representations?
Is the Aim of Perception to Provide Accurate Representations?
Is the Aim of Perception to Provide Accurate Representations? A Case for the "No" Side
Can Mental States, Knowledge in Particular, be Divided Into a Narrow Component and a Broad Component?
Can Cognition be Factorized into Internal and External Components?
The Internal and External Components of Cognition