Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Mindware An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science Mindware is an introductory text with a difference In eight short chapters it tells a story and invites the reader to join in some up to the minute conceptual discussion of the key issues problems a

  • Title: Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Author: AndyClark
  • ISBN: 9780195138573
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mindware is an introductory text with a difference In eight short chapters it tells a story and invites the reader to join in some up to the minute conceptual discussion of the key issues, problems, and opportunities in cognitive science The story is about the search for a cognitive scientific understanding of mind It is presented as a no holds barred journey from earlyMindware is an introductory text with a difference In eight short chapters it tells a story and invites the reader to join in some up to the minute conceptual discussion of the key issues, problems, and opportunities in cognitive science The story is about the search for a cognitive scientific understanding of mind It is presented as a no holds barred journey from early work in Artificial Intelligence, through connectionist artificial neural network counter visions, and onto neuroscience artificial life, dynamics and robotics The journey ends with some wide ranging and provacative speculation about the role of technology and the changing nature of the human mind itself.Each chapter is organized as an initial sketch of a research program or theme, followed by a substantial discussion section in which specific problems and issues both familiear and cutting edge are raised and pursued Discussion topics include mental causation, the hardware software distinction, the relations between life and mind, the nature of perception, cognition and action, and the continuity or otherwise of high level human intelligence with other forms of adaptive response Classic topics are treated alongside the newer ones in an integrated treatment of the various discussions The sketches and discussions are accompanied by numerous figures and boxed sections, and followed by suggestions for futher reading.

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    1. The first part of this book spends too long going over traditional issues in the philosophy of mind and artifical intelligence, and what he says about those issues is largely taken from Haugeland's "AI: The Very Idea". The second part is actually on contemporary cognitive science, but it's not very well written and kind of boring to read.

    2. This book was a text for my Philosophical Foundations of Cognitive Science course. It's got good information, but I got bored with it; it definitely isn't my favorite Clark book and I think his writing talents lie outside of the textbook world.

    3. One must bear in mind that this book was published in 2001, while its subject has made leaps and bounds (though perhaps not towards the goal it seeks). As an introductory text, I feel that Clark's prose finds the right median between the colloquial and the lofty. It's a great overview of the history of philosophy of mind and the major debates. For me, the most intriguing debate is the one that found its launching pad in Descartes back in the early seventeenth century: there is a dualism that rep [...]

    4. Great introduction to the plethora of discussions in contemporary cognitive science and neurophilosophy. Connectionism, representations, embodied cognition - can mind be reduced to matter and if so, can computation explain it? You won't get and answer, but you will be pointed in directions that might help you to find one for yourself. Someone add neurophilosophy to Google dictionary already! - Oh never mind I just did it.

    5. This was a very helpful text when I was trying to learn more about philosophy of cognitive science (as opposed to something like "philosophy of mind"). That is, Clark runs through the philosophical debates that have been fuelled by actual cognitive science research. So, for instance, debates about consciousness takes a backseat to debates surrounding connectionism, embodied cognition, and the like. Good primer for getting a general purview of the landscape of debates in this realm and some solid [...]

    6. This was a required text, for an Introductory Philosophy of Mind course I took in my undergrad, very straight forward and not too difficult to grasp. Many of the concepts and models introduced have stayed with me for years.

    7. This book was okay. Probably tainted by having to read it for a class, it introduced some innovative concepts, but the overarching philosophy got a little heady sometimes and was not the easiest to follow.

    8. Good arguments and anthology of philosophy of mind. Handy textbooks (and useful for reference and papers) for students of philosophy.

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