By (author) William M. Ramsey
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Representation Reconsidered by William M. Ramsey
Book DescriptionCognitive representation is the single most important explanatory notion in the sciences of the mind and has served as the cornerstone for the so-called 'cognitive revolution'. This book critically examines the ways in which philosophers and cognitive scientists appeal to representations in their theories, and argues that there is considerable confusion about the nature of representational states. This has led to an excessive over-application of the notion - especially in many of the fresher theories in computational neuroscience. Representation Reconsidered shows how psychological research is actually moving in a non-representational direction, revealing a radical, though largely unnoticed, shift in our basic understanding of how the mind works.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521859875
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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William M. Ramsey reveals a radical shift in our understanding of how the mind works.
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Author Biography - William M. Ramsey
William M. Ramsey is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.
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