Mind Readings: Introductory Selections on Cognitive Science
Paperback: 336 pages Date: March 27, 1998 Language: English
"Thagard has chosen readings wisely, not just to complement his textbook, but as a short stand-alone anthology. The collection succeeds admirably." -- George Graham, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Mind Readings is a collection of accessible readings on some of the most important topics in cognitive science. Although anyone interested in the interdisciplinary study of mind will find the selections well worth reading, they work particularly well with Paul Thagard's textbook Mind: An Introduction Cognitive Science (MIT Press, 1996). The selections, all less than a decade old, provide further discussion on major topics discussed in the textbook. The first eight chapters present approaches to cognitive science from the perspective that thinking consists of computational procedures on mental representations. The remaining five chapters discuss challenges to the computational-representational understanding of mind.