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TitlePhilosophy and Cognitive Science: Categories, Consciousness, and Reasoning [electronic resource] : Proceeding of the Second International Colloquium on Cognitive Science / edited by Andy Clark, Jesรบs Ezquerro, Jesรบs M. Larrazabal
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1996
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8731-0
Descript XVIII, 270 p. online resource

SUMMARY

PHILOSOPHY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE: CATEGORIES, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND REASONING The individual man, since his separate existence is manifested only by ignorance and error, so far as he is anything apart from his fellows, and from what he and they are to be, is only a negation. Peirce, Some Consequences of Four Incapacities. 1868. For the second time the International Colloquium on Cognitive Science gathered at San Sebastian from May, 7-11, 1991 to discuss the following main topics: Knowledge of Categories Consciousness Reasoning and Interpretation Evolution, Biology, and Mind It is not an easy task to introduce in a few words the content of this volume. We have collected eleven invited papers presented at the Colloquium, which means the substantial part of it. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to include all the invited lectures of the meeting. Before sketching and showing the relevance of each paper, let us explain the reasons for having adopted the decision to organize each two years an international colloquium on Cognitive Science at Donostia (San Sebastian). First of all, Cognitive Science is a very active research area in the world, linking multidisciplinary efforts coming mostly from psychology, artificial intelligence, theoretical linguistics and neurobiology, and using more and more formal tools. We think that this new discipline lacks solid foundations, and in this sense philosophy, particularly knowledge theory, and logic must be called for


CONTENT

1: Externalism and Experience -- 2: Conceptual Analysis and the Connectionist Account of Concepts -- 3: Of Norms and Neurons -- 4: Skepticism, Lucid Content and the Metamental Loop -- 5: Evading the Slingshot -- 6: Reference Without Sense: An Examination of Putnamโ{128}{153}s Semantic Theory Alfonso -- 7: Attitudes, Content And Identity: A Dynamic View -- 8: Conceptual Spaces as a Basis for Cognitive Semantics -- 9: The Cognitive Impact of Diagrams -- 10: Whatโ{128}{153}s Happening? Elements of Commonsense Causation -- 11: Principles of Uncertain Reasoning -- Authorโ{128}{153}s Index


Computer science Neurosciences Epistemology Logic Philosophy of mind Artificial intelligence Cognitive psychology Computer Science Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) Cognitive Psychology Neurosciences Epistemology Logic Philosophy of Mind



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