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Connectionism, Concepts, and Folk Psychology : The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume II - Andy Clark

Connectionism, Concepts, and Folk Psychology

The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume II

By: Andy Clark (Editor), Peter Millican (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780198238751
Number Of Pages: 292

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This is the second of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing; it celebrates his intellectual legacy within the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. A distinguished international cast of contributors focus on the relationship beteen a scientific, computational image of the mind and a common-sense picture of the mind as an inner arena populated by concepts, beliefs, intentions, and qualia. Topics covered include the causal potency of folk-psychological states, the connectionist reconception of learning and concept formation, the understanding of the notion of computation itself, and the relation between philosophical and psychological theories of concepts. Also available in paperback is the companion volume, Machines and Thought, edited by Peter Millican and Andy Clark, which focuses on Turing's main innovations in artificial intelligence.

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"A fascinating series of essays on computation by contributors in various fields."--Choice

Andy Clark: Introduction 1: Paul M. Churchland: Learning and Conceptual Change: The View from the Neurons 2: Mario Compiani: Remarks on the Paradigms of Connectionism 3: Joop Schopman and Aziz Shawky: Remarks on the Impact of Connectionism on our Thinking about Concepts 4: Frank Jackson and Philip Pettit: Causation in the Philosophy of Mind 5: Jon Oberlander and Peter Dayan: Altered States and Virtual Beliefs 6: Christopher Peacocke: The Relation between Philosophical and Psychological Theories of Concepts 7: Michael Morris: How Simple is the Simple Account? 8: Beatrice de Gelder: Modularity and Logical Cognitivism 9: Murray Shanahan: Folk Learning and Naive Physics 10: Chris Thornton: Why Concept Learning is a Good Idea 11: Douglas R. Hofstadter: Analogy-Making, Fluid Concepts, and Brain Mechanisms 12: Ian Pratt: Encoding Psychological Knowledge 13: L. Jonathan Cohen: Does Belief Exist?

ISBN: 9780198238751
ISBN-10: 0198238754
Series: Legacy of Alan Turing : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 13.84  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.35