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The Representational Theory of Mind

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Zusammenfassung This book is not a conventional introduction to the philosophy of mind! nor is it a contribution to the physicalist/ dualist debate. Instead The Representational Theory of Mind demonstrates that we can construct physicalist theories of important aspects of our mental life. Informationen zum Autor Kim Sterelny is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington! New Zealand. He is co--author with Michael Devitt of Language and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language. Klappentext This book is not a conventional introduction to the philosophy of mind! nor is it a contribution to the physicalist/ dualist debate. Instead The Representational Theory of Mind demonstrates that we can construct physicalist theories of important aspects of our mental life. Inhaltsverzeichnis A functionalist theory of the mind; representation and computation; representation! computation and implementation; Marr on vision - Fodor on the mind's organization! the theory in action; individualism; explaining content; eliminativism; connectionism; reduction and autonomy; explaining intelligence.

Autorentext

Kim Sterelny is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is co--author with Michael Devitt of Language and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language.



Klappentext

Explains and defends a physicalist theory of intelligence in two parts: the first consists of an exposition and defence of one of the main contemporary theories of human sentience (the functionalist theory of mind), and the second considers rivals and objections to it.



Zusammenfassung
This book is not a conventional introduction to the philosophy of mind, nor is it a contribution to the physicalist/ dualist debate. Instead The Representational Theory of Mind demonstrates that we can construct physicalist theories of important aspects of our mental life.

Inhalt

A functionalist theory of the mind; representation and computation; representation, computation and implementation; Marr on vision - Fodor on the mind's organization, the theory in action; individualism; explaining content; eliminativism; connectionism; reduction and autonomy; explaining intelligence.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Representational Theory of Mind
Untertitel: An Introduction
Autor:
EAN: 9780631164982
ISBN: 0631164987
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 268
Gewicht: 417g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T15mm
Jahr: 1991