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Title After cognitivism : a reassessment of cognitive science and philosophy / Karl Leidlmair, editor
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2009]
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Contents The Pragmatic Dimension: A Reassessment of Scientific Theories -- Towards a Technology- and Action-Oriented Methodology of Constructive Realism -- The Three Enlightenments -- Artificial Intelligence and the Embodiment of the Mind -- How Representational Cognitivism Failed and is being replaced by Body/World Coupling -- The New Orthodoxy: Humans, Animals, Heidegger and Dreyfus -- The Key to the Chinese Room -- Socialization in the Internet Between Dissolution and Extension of the Human Self -- The Play of Imagination: Extending the Literary Mind -- Reading the World Upside Down: How to Deal with Frozen Knowledge -- On the Significance of the 'Lower' Senses: Touch, Smell and Taste -- New Research Strategies in Psychology and Psychotherapy -- We Can Think with the Implicit, As Well As with Fully-Formed Concepts -- Embodied Knowledge in Design -- The Second Cognitive Revolution -- Ethical and Economic Aspects -- The Illusion of Free Will and its Acceptance -- Three Concepts of Liberty -- Premises and Promises of Theory Formation in Economics
Summary "The present book comprises a collection of papers dealing with the reassessment of thinking in Cognitive Science and in Philosophy today." "Still dependent on basic assumptions of Cartesian philosophy, Cognitive Science took over the mistakes of classical computational models. Instead of being treated as mere or pure explanations of mental processes with hindsight, these models were mistakenly used as more or less literal causal descriptions of the (working of the) mind. A clear insight into the relevance of embodied and embedded knowledge is not only a central topic in AI research; it can become a driving force for a reassessment of philosophy. Philosophy, which is struggling with the two opposite alternatives of cultural relativism and rationalism, both of which have turned out to be dead ends, is in need of a reassessment of reasoning. What is needed is a reasoning without reference to ultimate reasons which at the same time is grounded (and doesn t fall into the trap of cultural relativism)."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cognitive science.
Philosophy and cognitive science.
Cognitive Science.
Psychological Theory.
Form Electronic book
Author Leidlmair, Karl.
LC no. 2009926815
ISBN 1402099924