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The Philosophy of Cognitive Science


If the Trade Descriptions Act were applied to academic labels, cognitive scientists would be in trouble. For what they do is much wider than the name suggests—and wider, too, than most philosophers assume. They give you more for your money than you may have expected.

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  • ISSN: 1358-2461
  • EISSN: 1755-3555
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