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Coherence in Thought and Action : Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology - Paul Thagard

Coherence in Thought and Action

Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology

Paperback

Published: 26th July 2002
For Ages: 18+ years old
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This book is an essay on how people make sense of each other and the world they live in. Making sense is the activity of fitting something puzzling into a coherent pattern of mental representations that include concepts, beliefs, goals, and actions. Paul Thagard proposes a general theory of coherence as the satisfaction of multiple interacting constraints, and discusses the theory's numerous psychological and philosophical applications. Much of human cognition can be understood in terms of coherence as constraint satisfaction, and many of the central problems of philosophy can be given coherence-based solutions. Thagard shows how coherence can help to unify psychology and philosophy, particularly when addressing questions of epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. He also shows how coherence can integrate cognition and emotion.

Coherence in Thought and Action is certainly a competing, and capable, candidate.

-Metapsychology
Coherence in Thought and Action is certainly a competing, and capable, candidate.

-Metapsychology * Reviews *

ISBN: 9780262700924
ISBN-10: 0262700921
Series: Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 26th July 2002
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.36