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Description - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science by Eric Margolis

Recent research across the disciplines of cognitive science has exerted a profound influence on how many philosophers approach problems about the nature of mind. These philosophers, while attentive to traditional philosophical concerns, are increasingly drawing both theory and evidence from empirical disciplines - both the framing of the questions and how to resolve them. However, this familiarity with the results of cognitive science has led to the raising of an entirely new set of questions about the mind and how we study it, questions which not so long ago philosophers did not even pose, let alone address. This volume offers an overview of this burgeoning field that balances breadth and depth, with chapters covering every aspect of the psychology and cognitive anthropology. Each chapter provides a critical and balanced discussion of a core topic while also conveying distinctive viewpoints and arguments. Several of the chapters are co-authored collaborations between philosophers and scientists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195309799
ISBN-10: 0195309790
Format: Hardback
(251mm x 178mm x 44mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis is Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Richard Samuels is Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University. Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University.

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