Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2006-10-23
ISBN 10: 9780080466620
ISBN 13: 0080466621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science Book Review:

Psychology is the study of thinking, and cognitive science is the interdisciplinary investigation of mind and intelligence that also includes philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. In these investigations, many philosophical issues arise concerning methods and central concepts. The Handbook of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science contains 16 essays by leading philosophers of science that illuminate the nature of the theories and explanations used in the investigation of minds. Topics discussed include representation, mechanisms, reduction, perception, consciousness, language, emotions, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. Comprehensive coverage of philosophy of psychology and cognitive science Distinguished contributors: leading philosophers in this area Contributions closely tied to relevant scientific research

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Author: Paul Thagard
Publsiher: North Holland
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780444515407
ISBN 13: 0444515402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science Book Review:

Psychology is the study of thinking, and cognitive science is the interdisciplinary investigation of mind and intelligence that also includes philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. In these investigations, many philosophical issues arise concerning methods and central concepts. The Handbook of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science contains 16 essays by leading philosophers of science that illuminate the nature of the theories and explanations used in the investigation of minds. Topics discussed include representation, mechanisms, reduction, perception, consciousness, language, emotions, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. Key Features - Comprehensive coverage of philosophy of psychology and cognitive science - Distinguished contributors: leading philosophers in this area - All contributions closely tied to relevant scientific research - Contributions clearly written for an interdisciplinary audience - Contributions are long and thorough Key Features - Comprehensive coverage of philosophy of psychology and cognitive science - Distinguished contributors: leading philosophers in this area - All contributions closely tied to relevant scientific research - Contributions clearly written for an interdisciplinary audience - Contributions are long and thorough

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Author: Alvin I. Goldman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 860
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780262571005
ISBN 13: 0262571005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science Book Review:

This collection of readings shows how cognitive science can influence most of the primary branches of philosophy, as well as how philosophy critically examines the foundations of cognitive science. Its broad coverage extends beyond current texts that focus mainly on the impact of cognitive science on philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, to include materials that are relevant to five other branches of philosophy: epistemology, philosophy of science (and mathematics), metaphysics, language, and ethics. The readings are organized by philosophical fields, with selections evenly divided between philosophers and cognitive scientists. They draw on research in numerous areas of cognitive science, including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, psychology of reasoning and judgment, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and neuropsychology. There are timely treatments of current topics and debates such as the innate understanding of number, children's theory of mind, self-knowledge, consciousness, connectionism, and ethics and cognitive science.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Author: Eric Margolis,Richard Ian Samuels,Richard Samuels,Stephen P. Stich
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN 10: 0195309790
ISBN 13: 9780195309799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science Book Review:

This volume offers an overview of the philosophy of cognitive science that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology.

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Author: Adam J. Lerner,Simon Cullen,Sarah-Jane Leslie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-05-25
ISBN 10: 1000063127
ISBN 13: 9781000063127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Cognitive Science Book Review:

Cognitive science is the study of minds and mental processes. Psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy, among other subdisciplines, contribute to this study. In this volume, leading researchers debate five core questions in the philosophy of cognitive science: Is an innate Universal Grammar required to explain our linguistic capacities? Are concepts innate or learned? What role do our bodies play in cognition? Can neuroscience help us understand the mind? Can cognitive science help us understand human morality? For each topic, the volume provides two essays, each advocating for an opposing approach. The editors provide study questions and suggested readings for each topic, helping to make the volume accessible to readers who are new to the debates.

Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology

Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology
Author: Terence Horgan,Terry Horgan,John Tienson
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780262082488
ISBN 13: 0262082489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connectionism and the Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

In this volume, the authors present their view of cognition. They propose that unlike the classical paradigm that takes the mind to be a computer, the mind is best understood as a dynamical system realized in a neural network.

Naturalizing Logico Mathematical Knowledge

Naturalizing Logico Mathematical Knowledge
Author: Sorin Bangu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 1351998447
ISBN 13: 9781351998444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naturalizing Logico Mathematical Knowledge Book Review:

This book is meant as a part of the larger contemporary philosophical project of naturalizing logico-mathematical knowledge, and addresses the key question that motivates most of the work in this field: What is philosophically relevant about the nature of logico-mathematical knowledge in recent research in psychology and cognitive science? The question about this distinctive kind of knowledge is rooted in Plato’s dialogues, and virtually all major philosophers have expressed interest in it. The essays in this collection tackle this important philosophical query from the perspective of the modern sciences of cognition, namely cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge contributes to consolidating a new, emerging direction in the philosophy of mathematics, which, while keeping the traditional concerns of this sub-discipline in sight, aims to engage with them in a scientifically-informed manner. A subsequent aim is to signal the philosophers’ willingness to enter into a fruitful dialogue with the community of cognitive scientists and psychologists by examining their methods and interpretive strategies.

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind
Author: William Bechtel
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN 10: 131778541X
ISBN 13: 9781317785415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Mind Book Review:

Specifically designed to make the philosophy of mind intelligible to those not trained in philosophy, this book provides a concise overview for students and researchers in the cognitive sciences. Emphasizing the relevance of philosophical work to investigations in other cognitive sciences, this unique text examines such issues as the meaning of language, the mind-body problem, the functionalist theories of cognition, and intentionality. As he explores the philosophical issues, Bechtel draws connections between philosophical views and theoretical and experimental work in such disciplines as cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology.

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science
Author: William Bechtel
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1317767470
ISBN 13: 9781317767473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Science Book Review:

This text focuses on two major issues: the nature of scientific inquiry and the relations between scientific disciplines. Designed to introduce the basic issues and concepts in the philosophy of science, Bechtel writes for an audience with little or no philosophical background. The first part of the book explores the legacy of Logical Positivism and the subsequent post-Positivistic developments in the philosophy of science. The second section examines arguments for and against using a model of theory reduction to integrate scientific disciplines. The book concludes with a chapter describing non-reductionist approaches for relating scientific disciplines using psycholinguistic and cognitive neuroscience models.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology
Author: Fred Adams,Daniel Weiskopf,Kenneth Aizawa
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN 10: 0521519292
ISBN 13: 9780521519298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

"Our topic here is psychology, the self-styled science of the mind. Psychology's aim is to explain mental phenomena by describing the underlying processes, systems, and mechanisms that give rise to them. These hidden causal levers underlie all of our mental feats, including our richest conscious perceptions, our most subtle chains of reasoning, and our widest-ranging plans and actions. While the phenomena of mind are intimately related to events occurring in the brain, these psychological explanations are, we will argue, distinct and autonomous from explanations in terms of neural processes and mechanisms. According to the view we present here, psychology and neuroscience are different enterprises. We certainly wouldn't claim that our ever-increasing understanding of how the brain works has nothing to say to psychology: on the contrary, they are complimentary, since neuroscience can provide invaluable input to psychological theorizing (and vice versa, a point that we think is not stressed often enough). But our task will be to give a thorough account of the scope, methods, content, and prospects for a distinctive science of our mental lives"--

Philosophical Applications Of Cognitive Science

Philosophical Applications Of Cognitive Science
Author: Alvin I. Goldman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 0429972989
ISBN 13: 9780429972980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Applications Of Cognitive Science Book Review:

One of the most fruitful interdisciplinary boundaries in contemporary scholarship is that between philosophy and cognitive science. Now that solid empirical results about the activities of the human mind are available, it is no longer necessary for philosophers to practice armchair psychology.In this short, accessible, and entertaining book, Alvin Goldman presents a masterly survey of recent work in cognitive science that has particular relevance to philosophy. Besides providing a valuable review of the most suggestive work in cognitive and social psychology, Goldman demonstrates conclusively that the best work in philosophy in a surprising number of different fields,including philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics as well as philosophy of mind,must take into account empirical breakthroughs in psychology.One of those rare texts that will also be useful for professionals, Philosophical Applications of Cognitive Science is appropriate for students in a wide range of philosophy courses. It will also interest researchers and students in psychology who are intrigued by the wider theoretical implications of their work.

Philosophy of Psychology

Philosophy of Psychology
Author: José Luis Bermúdez
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415275941
ISBN 13: 0415275946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

Philosophy of Psychology is a well-structured introduction to the nature and mechanisms of cognition and behaviour from one of the leaders in the field.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology
Author: Daniel Weiskopf,Fred Adams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780521740203
ISBN 13: 0521740207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

Psychology aims to give us a scientific account of how the mind works. But what does it mean to have a science of the mental, and what sort of picture of the mind emerges from our best psychological theories? This book addresses these philosophical puzzles in a way that is accessible to readers with little or no background in psychology or neuroscience. Using clear and detailed case studies and drawing on up-to-date empirical research, it examines perception and action, the link between attention and consciousness, the modularity of mind, how we understand other minds, and the influence of language on thought, as well as the relationship between mind, brain, body, and world. The result is an integrated and comprehensive overview of much of the architecture of the mind, which will be valuable for both students and specialists in philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science.

Dictionary of Cognitive Science

Dictionary of Cognitive Science
Author: Olivier Houdé,Daniel Kayser,Olivier Koenig,Joëlle Proust,François Rastier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004-03
ISBN 10: 1135456356
ISBN 13: 9781135456351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Cognitive Science Book Review:

A translation of the renowned French reference book, Vocabulaire de sciences cognitives , the Dictionary of Cognitive Science presents comprehensive definitions in more than 120 subjects. Topics range from 'Abduction' to 'Writing', and each entry is covered from as many perspectives as possible within the domains of psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics. The editor and his advisory board, each a specialist in one of these areas, have brought together 60 internationally recognized scholars to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the most current and dynamic thinking in the cognitive sciences.

The Philosophy of Psychology

The Philosophy of Psychology
Author: William O'Donohue,Richard F Kitchener
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1996-10-28
ISBN 10: 9780761953050
ISBN 13: 0761953051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

This major text provides the first comprehensive anthology of the key topics arising in the philosophy of psychology. Bringing together internationally renowned authors, including Herb Simon, Karl Pribram, Joseph Rychlak, Ullin T Place and Adolf Gr[um]unbaum, this volume offers a stimulating and informative addition to contemporary debate. With the cognitive revolution of the 1960s, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of the philosophical assumptions and implications of psychology. Several significant themes, such as the foundations of knowledge, behaviourism, rationality, emotion and cognitive science span both philosophy and psychology, and are covered here along with a wide range of issues in the fields

Consciousness in Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience

Consciousness in Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Antti Revonsuo,Matti Kamppinen
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1134783094
ISBN 13: 9781134783090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consciousness in Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience Book Review:

Consciousness seems to be an enigmatic phenomenon: it is difficult to imagine how our perceptions of the world and our inner thoughts, sensations and feelings could be related to the immensely complicated biological organ we call the brain. This volume presents the thoughts of some of the leading philosophers and cognitive scientists who have recently participated in the discussion of the status of consciousness in science. The focus of inquiry is the question: "Is it possible to incorporate consciousness into science?" Philosophers have suggested different alternatives -- some think that consciousness should be altogether eliminated from science because it is not a real phenomenon, others that consciousness is a real, higher-level physical or neurobiological phenomenon, and still others that consciousness is fundamentally mysterious and beyond the reach of science. At the same time, however, several models or theories of the role of conscious processing in the brain have been developed in the more empirical cognitive sciences. It has been suggested that non-conscious processes must be sharply separated from conscious ones, and that the necessity of this distinction is manifested in the curious behavior of certain brain-damaged patients. This book demonstrates the dialogue between philosophical and empirical points of view. The writers present alternative solutions to the brain-consciousness problem and they discuss how the unification of biological and psychological sciences could thus become feasible. Covering a large ground, this book shows how the philosophical and empirical problems are closely interconnected. From this interdisciplinary exploration emerges the conviction that consciousness can and should be a natural part of our scientific world view.

The Philosophy of Psychology

The Philosophy of Psychology
Author: George Botterill,Peter Carruthers
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1999-08-19
ISBN 10: 9780521559157
ISBN 13: 0521559154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

An accessible analysis of the relationship between folk psychology and contemporary scientific psychology.

Cognition and Perception

Cognition and Perception
Author: Athanassios Raftopoulos
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-07-17
ISBN 10: 0262258412
ISBN 13: 9780262258418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognition and Perception Book Review:

An argument that there are perceptual mechanisms that retrieve information in cognitively and conceptually unmediated ways and that this sheds light on various philosophical issues. In Cognition and Perception, Athanassios Raftopoulos discusses the cognitive penetrability of perception and claims that there is a part of visual processes (which he calls “perception”) that results in representational states with nonconceptual content; that is, a part that retrieves information from visual scenes in conceptually unmediated, “bottom-up,” theory-neutral ways. Raftopoulos applies this insight to problems in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and epistemology, and examines how we access the external world through our perception as well as what we can know of that world. To show that there is a theory-neutral part of existence, Raftopoulos turns to cognitive science and argues that there is substantial scientific evidence. He then claims that perception induces representational states with nonconceptual content and examines the nature of the nonconceptual content. The nonconceptual information retrieved, he argues, does not allow the identification or recognition of an object but only its individuation as a discrete persistent object with certain spatiotemporal properties and other features. Object individuation, however, suffices to determine the referents of perceptual demonstratives. Raftopoulos defends his account in the context of current discussions on the issue of the theory-ladenness of perception (namely the Fodor-Churchland debate), and then discusses the repercussions of his thesis for problems in the philosophy of science. Finally, Raftopoulos claims that there is a minimal form of realism that is defensible. This minimal realism holds that objects, their spatiotemporal properties, and such features as shape, orientation, and motion are real, mind-independent properties in the world.

A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychology

A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychology
Author: Richard T. G. Walsh,Thomas Teo,Angelina Baydala
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN 10: 0521870763
ISBN 13: 9780521870764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

Presents a fresh perspective that explores the development of psychology as both a human and a natural science.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology
Author: Sarah Robins,John Symons,Paco Calvo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2009-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134155786
ISBN 13: 9781134155781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology is an invaluable guide and major reference source to the major topics, problems, concepts and debates in philosophy of psychology and is the first companion of its kind. A team of renowned international contributors provide forty-two chapters organised into six clear parts: I. Historical background to the philosophy of psychology II. Psychological explanation III. Cognition and representation IV. The biological basis of psychology V. Perceptual experience VI. Personhood The Companion covers key topics such as the origins of experimental psychology; folk psychology; behaviorism and functionalism; philosophy, psychology and neuroscience; the language of thought, modularity, nativism and representational theories of mind; consciousness and the senses; personal identity; the philosophy of psychopathology and dreams, emotion and temporality. Essential reading for all students of philosophy of mind, science and psychology, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology will also be of interest to anyone studying psychology and its related disciplines.