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Visual Awareness and Visuomotor Action
Recent work in "embodied, embedded" cognitive science links mental contents to large-scale distributed effects: dynamic patterns implicating elements of (what are traditionally seen as) sensing, reasoning and acting. Central ...
The Extended Mind
Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The question invites two standard replies. Some accept the demarcations of skin and skull, and say that what is outside the body is outside the mind. Others are ...
Connectionism, Moral Cognition, and Collaborative Problem Solving
(MIT Press, 1996)
How should linguistically formulated moral principles figure in an account of our moral understanding and practice?
Microfunctionalism: Connectionism and the Scientific Explanation of Mental States
(MIT Press, 1989)
My goal in the present treatment is to sketch and compare two scientific approaches to understanding the mind. The first approach, that of classical cognitivism, depicts mind as a manipulator of chunky, quite high-level, ...
(Oxford University Press, 1993)
Enquiries into the possible nature and scope of innate knowledge never proceed in an empirical vaccuum. Instead, such conjectures are informed by a theory (perhaps only tacitly endorsed) concerning probable representational ...
Connectionism, Competence, and Explanation
(Oxford University Press, 1990)
A competance model describes the abstract structure of a solution to some problem, or class of problems, facing the would be intelligent system. Competance modles can be quite detailed, specifying far more than merely the ...
The deep extent of mental autonomy
The central aim of this thesis is to argue that the autonomous nature of mentalistic explanation presents a stronger constraint on what counts as a satisfactory statement of the relation between the mental and the physical ...
Themes of action and life in four philosophical theories of mind
The thesis makes use of the framework of action and life to consider four philosophical theories of mind, enunciated in the writings of Rene Descartes, David Hume, William James, and Thomas Nagel. Showing how each theory ...
The Dynamical Challenge
(Cognitive Science Society, 1997)
Recent studies such as Thelen and Smith (1994), Kelso (1995), Van Gelder (1995), Beer (1995), and others have presented a forceful case for a dynamical systems approach to understanding cognition and adaptive behavior. ...