The philosophy of cognitive science is concerned with fundamental philosophical and theoretical questions connected to the sciences of the mind. How does the brain give rise to conscious experience? Does speaking a language change how we think? Is a genuinely intelligent computer possible? What features of the mind are innate? Advances in cognitive science have given philosophers important tools for addressing these sorts of questions; and cognitive scientists have, in turn, found themselves drawing upon insights from philosophy-insights that have often taken their research in novel directions.
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science brings together twenty-one newly commissioned chapters by leading researchers in this rich and fast-growing area of philosophy. It is an indispensible resource for anyone who seeks to understand the implications of cognitive science for philosophy, and the role of philosophy within cognitive science.
1. Richard Samuels, Eric Margolis, & Stephen P. Stich: Introduction: Philosophy and Cognitive Science
2. Robert Van Gulick: Consciousness and Cognition
3. Collin Allen, Peter M. Todd, & Jonathan M. Weinberg: Reasoning and Rationality
4. Richard Samuels: Massive Modularity
5. Casey O'Callaghan: Perception and Multimodality
6. Lawrence A. Shapiro: Embodied Cognition
7. B. Jack Copeland & Diane Proudfoot: Artificial Intelligence
8. Jesse J. Prinz: Emotions: How Many Are Three?
9. Christopher Mole: Attention
10. Gualtiero Piccinini: Computationalism
11. Frances Egan: Representationalism
12. Rick Grush & Lisa Damm: Cognition and the Brain
13. Stephen Laurence & Eric Margolis: The Scope of the Conceptual
14. Steven Gross & Georges Rey: Innateness
15. Paul Pietroski & Stephen Crain: The Language Faculty
16. Peter Carruthers: Language in Cognition
17. Alvin I. Goldman: Theory of Mind
18. John M. Doris & Shaun Nichols: Broadminded: Sociality and the Cognitive Science of Morality
19. Susan A. Gelman & Elizabeth Ware: Conceptual Development: The Case of Essentialism
20. Ben Jeffares & Kim Sterelny: Evolutionary Psychology
21. Daniel M.T. Fessler & Edouard Machery: Culture and Cognition
22. Joshua Knobe: Experimental Philosophy