Cognitive Science and Folk Psychology: The Right Frame of Mind
W F G Haselager (Author)
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`Folk Psychology' - our everyday talk of beliefs, desires and mental events - has long been compared with the technical language of `Cognitive Science'. Does folk psychology provide a correct account of the mental causes of our behaviour, or must our everyday terms ultimately be replaced by a language developed from computational models and neurobiology? This broad-ranging book addresses these questions, which lie at the heart of psychology and philosophy. Providing a critical overview of the key literature in the field, including the seminal work of Fodor and Churchland, the author explores the classic `Frame Problem' and assesses the future prospects of cognitive science. The scope of the frame problem, touching on connectionism, non-demonstrative reasoning, representationalism and the language of thought, questions the very possibility of a truly artificial intelligence.
About the Author
W F G Haselager is a Researcher in the Theoretical Psychology Department of the Free University Amsterdam and a Lecturer in the Cognitive Science Department of the University of Nijmegen.
- Contributor: W F G Haselager
- Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
- ISBN13: 9780761954262
- Number of Pages: 176
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Packaged Weight: 290
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Release Date: 1997-07-11
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: W F G Haselager is a Researcher in the Theoretical Psychology Department of the Free University Amsterdam and a Lecturer in the Cognitive Science Department of the University of Nijmegen.
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