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Philosophy of Mind : An Overview for Cognitive Science - William Bechtel

Philosophy of Mind

An Overview for Cognitive Science

Paperback Published: 1st May 1988
ISBN: 9780805802344
Number Of Pages: 176

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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.

Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Sciencep. ii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Some Perspectives on Philosophy of Mindp. 1
Philosophical Analyses of Languagep. 18
The Problem of Intentionalityp. 40
Philosophical Strategies for Explaining Intentionalityp. 54
The Mind-Body Problem: Dualism and Philosophical Behaviorismp. 79
The Mind-Body Problem: Versions of Materialismp. 94
Functionalismp. 112
Postscriptp. 142
Referencesp. 143
Author Indexp. 156
Subject Indexp. 160
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ISBN: 9780805802344
ISBN-10: 0805802347
Series: Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st May 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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