Featuring contributions from leading figures such as Noam Chomsky, Don Ross, Andrew Brook and Patricia Kitcher, this book traces the philosophical roots behind contemporary understandings of cognition, forming both a convincing case for the centrality of philosophy to the history of neuroscience and cognitive psychology, as well as a revealing insight into the way in which ideas have developed, influenced and ultimately moulded our modern view of the mind
About the Editor:
Andrew Brook is Professor of Philosophy and Director, Institute of Cognitive Science. Educated at the Universities of Alberta and Oxford (D. Phil.), he has been at various times Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Carleton, President of the Canadian Philosophical Association, and National Council Member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. He has authored or edited eight books and about 100 publications in total.