The Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Category: Book
By (author): Cain, Mark J.
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / General
  PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Humanism
  SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Wiley
Published: November 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.70in x 6.79in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*

In recent decades cognitive science has revolutionised our understanding of the workings of the human mind. Philosophy has made a major contribution to cognitive science and has itself been hugely influenced by its development. This dynamic book explores the philosophical significance of cognitive science and examines the central debates that have enlivened its history.

In a wide-ranging and comprehensive account of the topic, philosopher M.J. Cain discusses the historical origins of cognitive science and its philosophical underpinnings; the nature and role of representations in cognition; the architecture of the mind and the modularity thesis; the nature of concepts; knowledge of language and its acquisition; perception; and the relationship between the brain and cognition.

Cain draws upon an extensive knowledge of empirical developments and their philosophical interpretation. He argues that although the field has generated some challenging new views in recent years, many of the core ideas that initiated its birth are still to be taken seriously.

Clearly written and incisively argued, The Philosophy of Cognitive Science will appeal to any student or researcher interested in the workings of the mind.

Review Quote*

"Mark Cain has written a beautifully lucid, thoughtful and authoritative introduction to central issues in the philosophy of cognitive science: highly recommended to students and all others who want to learn about this area."
Tim Crane, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Biographical NoteM.J. Cain is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University.