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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)

Paperback Published: 13th October 1994
ISBN: 9780195092165
Number Of Pages: 384

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This important book presents seminal contributions to the emerging synthesis of logic and cognitive psychology. Logicians, who typically concern themselves with ideal reasoning processes, have rarely crossed paths with cognitive psychologists and their more empirical endeavors. With the introduction of a landmark semantic theory by Gonzalo E. Reyes, however, the fields have somewhat reconciled and together have been fruitful in shedding new light on several issues--for example, on how children may master proper names and count nouns, and thus acquire knowledge. Authored by an outstanding collection of leading theorists and researchers across disciplines, this book details the inadequacies of classical logic in its handling of ordinary language and reveals the prospects for applying a symbiosis of logic and psychology to cognitive psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, the philosophy of language, and logic itself. Both scholarly and engaging, The Logical Foundations of Cognition will be of interest to psychologists, philosophers, linguists, and computer scientists alike.

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

PART I: Theoretical Orientation 1: J. Macnamara and G.E. Reyes: Introduction 2: J. Macnamara: Logic and Cognition 3: H. Putnam: Logic and Psychology: Comment on "Logic and Cognition" 4 Tools for the Advancement of Objective Logic: Closed Categories and Toposes: R.W. Lawvere: PART II: Logic 5: F. Magnan and G.E. Reyes: Category Theory as a Conceptual Tool in the Study of Cognition 6: M. La P. Reyes, J. Macnamara, and G.E. Reyes: Reference, Kinds and Predicates PART III: Foundational Psychology 7: J. Macnamara and G.E. Reyes: Foundational Issues in the Learning of Proper Names, Count Nouns and Mass Nouns 8: A. Peruzzi: Prolegomena to a Theory of Kinds 9: D.G. Hall: How Children Learn Common Nouns and Proper Names 10: M.D.S. Braine: Mental Logic and How to Discover It PART IV: Linguistics 11: E. Bach: The Semantics of Syntactic Categories 12: F.J. Pelletier: Some Issues Involving Internal and External Semantics PART V: Intentionality 13: D. Follesdal: Husserl's Notion of Intentionality 14: M. La P. Reyes: Referential Structure of Fictional Texts 15: M. Hahn: How Not to Draw the de re/de dicto Distinction 16: P.P. Hanson: Cognitive Content and Semantics: Comment on "How Not to Draw the de re/de dicto Distinction"

ISBN: 9780195092165
ISBN-10: 0195092163
Series: Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 13th October 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 16.2  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.52