The Bounds of Cognition

The Bounds of Cognition

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An alarming number of philosophers and cognitive scientists have argued that mind extends beyond the brain and body. This book evaluates these arguments and suggests that, typically, it does not. A timely and relevant study that exposes the need to develop a more sophisticated theory of cognition, while pointing to a bold new direction in exploring the nature of cognition Articulates and defends the a€œmark of the cognitivea€, a common sense theory used to distinguish between cognitive and non-cognitive processes Challenges the current popularity of extended cognition theory through critical analysis and by pointing out fallacies and shortcoming in the literature Stimulates discussions that will advance debate about the nature of cognition in the cognitive sciencesThus, by Rowlandsa#39;s account, the operation of the light source, the detector, and its accompanying wiring constitutes a cognitive process. Yet, prima facie, a Sears garage door opener is not a cognitive agent. Suppose, however, that Rowlandsanbsp;...

Title:The Bounds of Cognition
Author:Frederick Adams, Kenneth Aizawa
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-08-24


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