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The Body in Mind : Understanding Cognitive Processes - Mark Rowlands

The Body in Mind

Understanding Cognitive Processes

Hardcover Published: 28th November 1999
ISBN: 9780521652742
Number Of Pages: 284

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In this book, Mark Rowlands challenges the Cartesian view of the mind as a self-contained monadic entity, and offers in its place a radical externalist or environmentalist model of cognitive processes. Drawing on both evolutionary theory and a detailed examination of the processes involved in perception, memory, thought and language use, Rowlands argues that cognition is, in part, a process whereby creatures manipulate and exploit relevant objects in their environment. This innovative book provides a foundation for an unorthodox but increasingly popular view of the nature of cognition.

"His writing is clear, and the position advanced is important for professional psychologists as well as philosophers of mind." Choice "The book certainly merits atttention. It brings together some very diverse material, bearing on externalism about the mind, and makes use of it in a distinctive way." Philosophical Review

Introduction: 'a picture held us captive'
Psychotechtonics
Environmentalism and what it is not
Environmentalism and evolution
Perception
Memory
Thought
Language
Psychosemantics
Two theories of representation
Environmentalism and teleological semantics
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ISBN: 9780521652742
ISBN-10: 052165274X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 28th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.51

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