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The Logical Foundations of Cognition : Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science - John Macnamara

The Logical Foundations of Cognition

Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science

By: John Macnamara (Editor), Gonzalo E. Reyes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th October 1994
ISBN: 9780195092158
Number Of Pages: 378

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This volume examines the role of logic in cognitive psychology in light of recent developments. Gonzalo Reyes's new semantic theory has brought the fields of cognitive psychology and logic closer together, and has shed light on how children master proper names and count nouns, and thus acquire knowledge. The chapters highlight the inadequacies of classical logic in its handling of ordinary language and reveal the prospects of applying these new theories to cognitive psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, the philosophy of language and logic.

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There are many ideas within these pages that deserve the further attention of philosophers of mind and language. * Canadian Philosophical Reviews *

Theoretical Orientation
Introductionp. 3
Logic and Cognitionp. 11
Logic and Psychology: Comment on "Logic and Cognition"p. 35
Tools for the Advancement of Objective Logic: Closed Categories and Toposesp. 43
Category Theory as a Conceptual Tool in the Study of Cognitionp. 57
Reference, Kinds and Predicatesp. 91
Foundational Issues in the Learning of Proper Names, Count Nouns and Mass Nounsp. 144
Prolegomena to a Theory of Kindsp. 177
How Children Learn Common Nouns and Proper Namesp. 212
Mental Logic and How to Discover Itp. 241
The Semantics of Syntactic Categoriesp. 264
Some Issues Involving Internal and External Semanticsp. 282
Husserl's Notion of Intentionalityp. 296
Referential Structure of Fictional Textsp. 309
How Not to Draw the de re/de dicto Distinctionp. 325
Cognitive Content and Semantics: Comment on "How Not to Draw the de re/de dicto Distinction"p. 354
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ISBN: 9780195092158
ISBN-10: 0195092155
Series: Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 13th October 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73