Introduction to Cognitive Science 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Paul Thagard
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Mind by Paul Thagard
Book DescriptionCognitive science approaches the study of mind and intelligence from an interdisciplinary perspective, working at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. With Mind, Paul Thagard offers an introduction to this interdisciplinary field for readers who come to the subject with very different backgrounds. It is suitable for classroom use by students with interests ranging from computer science and engineering to psychology and philosophy. Thagard's systematic descriptions and evaluations of the main theories of mental representation advanced by cognitive scientists allow students to see that there are many complementary approaches to the investigation of mind. The fundamental theoretical perspectives he describes include logic, rules, concepts, analogies, images, and connections (artificial neural networks). The discussion of these theories provides an integrated view of the different achievements of the various fields of cognitive science. This second edition includes substantial revision and new material. Part I, which presents the different theoretical approaches, has been updated in light of recent work the field. Part II, which treats extensions to cognitive science, has been thoroughly revised, with new chapters added on brains, emotions, and consciousness. Other additions include a list of relevant Web sites at the end of each chapter and a glossary at the end of the book. As in the first edition, each chapter concludes with a summary and suggestions for further reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262701099
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Thagard
Brain and the Meaning of Life, Paperback (February 2012)
Answers some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. This title argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional ideas about the soul, free will, and immortality, and shows how brain science matters for fundamental issues about reality, morality, and the meaning of life.
Philosophy of Statistics, Hardback (May 2011)
Statisticians and philosophers of science have many common interests but restricted communication with each other. This book provides research in the area of Philosophy of Statistics. It presents work in the field without bias toward any particular statistical paradigm.
Hot Thought, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Paul Thagard
A description of mental mechanisms that explain how emotions influence thought, from everyday decision making to scientific discovery and religious belief, and an analysis of when emotion can contribute to good reasoning.
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Author Biography - Paul Thagard
Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Cognitive Science of Science (MIT Press, 2012) and many other books.
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