Cognitive science is a cross-disciplinary enterprise devoted to understanding the nature of the mind. In recent years, investigators in philosophy, psychology, the neurosciences, artificial intelligence, and a host of other disciplines have come to appreciate how much they can learn from one another about the various dimensions of cognition. The result has been the emergence of one of the most exciting and fruitful areas of inter-disciplinary research in the history of science. This volume of original essays surveys foundational, theoretical, and philosophical issues across the discipline, and introduces the foundations of cognitive science, the principal areas of research, and the major research programs. With a focus on broad philosophical themes rather than detailed technical issues, the volume will be valuable not only to cognitive scientists and philosophers of cognitive science, but also to those in other disciplines looking for an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the field.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 249 x 173 x 20 mm
'Many of the papers will serve as ideal introductions to their given domains and, taken collectively, readers will be given a broad grounding in this fascinating area of study.' Sam Clarke, Philosophical Psychology
"In this admirable new volume, editors Frankish and Ramsey offer readers of all academic backgrounds an overview of the theoretical landscape of emerging fields of inquiry known collectively as cognitive science ... It allows readers to grasp current areas of cognitive research and to further their understanding of the philosophical issues that surround them ... Recommended ..."
R. K. Rowe, Choice
"Many of the papers will serve as ideal introductions to their given domains and, taken collectively, readers will be given a broad grounding in this fascinating area of study."
Sam Clarke, Philosophical Psychology