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The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science

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Keith Frankish, William M. Ramsey, Adele Abrahamsen, William Bechtel, Barbara Von Eckardt, Paul Thagard, Casey O'Callaghan, Elisabeth Pacherie, Charan Ranganath, Laura A. Libby, Ling Wong, Mike Oaksford, Nick Chater, Neil Stewart, Gregory L. Murphy, Aaron B. Hoffman, Ray Jackendoff, Jesse Prinz, William G. Lycan, Dominic Standage, Thomas Trappenberg, H. Clark Barrett, Andy Clark, Sara J. Shettleworth
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  • Date Published: September 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521691901

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  • Cognitive science is a cross-disciplinary enterprise devoted to understanding the nature of the mind. In recent years, investigators in philosophy, psychology, the neurosciences, artificial intelligence, and a host of other disciplines have come to appreciate how much they can learn from one another about the various dimensions of cognition. The result has been the emergence of one of the most exciting and fruitful areas of inter-disciplinary research in the history of science. This volume of original essays surveys foundational, theoretical, and philosophical issues across the discipline, and introduces the foundations of cognitive science, the principal areas of research, and the major research programs. With a focus on broad philosophical themes rather than detailed technical issues, the volume will be valuable not only to cognitive scientists and philosophers of cognitive science, but also to those in other disciplines looking for an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the field.

    • Technical jargon is avoided as far as possible and no significant background knowledge of the field is assumed
    • Includes supporting material, such as annotated chapter-specific further reading sections and an extensive glossary
    • Concise, authoritative and up-to-date coverage of a rapidly developing and expanding field
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    "In this admirable new volume, editors Frankish and Ramsey offer readers of all academic backgrounds an overview of the theoretical landscape of emerging fields of inquiry known collectively as cognitive science.... It allows readers to grasp current areas of cognitive research and to further their understanding of the philosophical issues that surround them.... Recommended..."
    --R. K. Rowe, Kaplan University, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: September 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521691901
    • length: 346 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 179 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and tables
    Notes on contributors
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction Keith Frankish and William M. Ramsey
    Part I. Foundations:
    1. History and core themes Adele Abrahamsen and William Bechtel
    2. The representational theory of mind Barbara Von Eckardt
    3. Cognitive architectures Paul Thagard
    Part II. Aspects of Cognition:
    4. Perception Casey O'Callaghan
    5. Action Elisabeth Pacherie
    6. Human learning and memory Charan Ranganath, Laura A. Libby and Ling Wong
    7. Reasoning and decision making Mike Oaksford, Nick Chater and Neil Stewart
    8. Concepts Gregory L. Murphy and Aaron B. Hoffman
    9. Language Ray Jackendoff
    10. Emotion Jesse Prinz
    11. Consciousness William G. Lycan
    Part III. Research Programs:
    12. Cognitive neuroscience Dominic Standage and Thomas Trappenberg
    13. Evolutionary psychology H. Clark Barrett
    14. Embodied, embedded, and extended cognition Andy Clark
    15. Animal cognition Sara J. Shettleworth
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Editors

    Keith Frankish, The Open University, Milton Keynes
    Keith Frankish is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at The Open University, UK and Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Program in Neurosciences at the University of Crete. He is the author of Mind and Supermind (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Consciousness (2005). He is co-editor of In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (with Jonathan St B. T. Evans, 2009) and New Waves in Philosophy of Action (with Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff, 2010).

    William Ramsey, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    William M. Ramsey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of Representation Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Philosophy and Connectionist Theory (with David Rumelhart and Stephen Stich, 1991) and Rethinking Intuition (with Michael DePaul, 1998).

    Contributors

    Keith Frankish, William M. Ramsey, Adele Abrahamsen, William Bechtel, Barbara Von Eckardt, Paul Thagard, Casey O'Callaghan, Elisabeth Pacherie, Charan Ranganath, Laura A. Libby, Ling Wong, Mike Oaksford, Nick Chater, Neil Stewart, Gregory L. Murphy, Aaron B. Hoffman, Ray Jackendoff, Jesse Prinz, William G. Lycan, Dominic Standage, Thomas Trappenberg, H. Clark Barrett, Andy Clark, Sara J. Shettleworth

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