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Evolution, Rationality and Cognition : a Cognitive Science for the Twenty-first Century

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Evolution, Rationality and Cognition : a Cognitive Science for the Twenty-first Century
Title
Evolution, Rationality and Cognition
Title remainder
a Cognitive Science for the Twenty-first Century
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Language
eng
Summary
Evolutionary thinking has expanded in the last decades, spreading from its traditional stronghold - the explanation of speciation and adaptation in biology - to new domains. Fascinating pieces of work, the essays in this collection attest to the illuminating power of evolutionary thinking when applied to the understanding of the human mind. The contributors to "Cognition, Evolution and Rationality" use an evolutionary standpoint to approach the nature of the human mind, including both cognitive and behavioural functions. Cognitive science is by its nature an interdisciplinary subject and the essays in this collection investigate the workings of the mind through a variety of disciplines including the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind, game theory, robotics and computational neuroanatomy. Topics covered range from general methodological issues to long-standing philosophical problems such as how rational human beings actually are. With contributions from leading experts in the areas involved, this book will be of interest across a number of fields, including philosophy, evolutionary theory and cognitive science
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IDEBK
Dewey number
153.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF311
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Zilhao, Antonio
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  • Evolution
  • Cognition
  • Rationalism
  • Cognitive science
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive science
  • Evolution
  • Rationalism
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Evolution, Rationality and Cognition : a Cognitive Science for the Twenty-first Century
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Contents
Part I: Evolution -- Intelligent design is untestable : what about natural selection? / Elliott Sober -- Social learning and the Baldwin effect / David Papineau -- Signals, evolution and the explanatory power of transient information / Brian Skyrms -- Part II: Rationality -- Untangling the evolution of mental representation / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Innateness and brain-wiring optimization / Christopher Cherniak -- Evolution and the origins of the rational / Inman Harvey -- Part III: Cognition -- How to get around by mind and body : spatial thought, spatial action / Barbara Tversky -- Simulation and the evolution of mindreading / Chandra Sripada and Alvin Goldman -- Enhancing and augmenting human reasoning / Tim van Gelder
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814320201
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1 online resource (186 pages)
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online
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9781280290343
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)814320201
Label
Evolution, Rationality and Cognition : a Cognitive Science for the Twenty-first Century
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Evolution -- Intelligent design is untestable : what about natural selection? / Elliott Sober -- Social learning and the Baldwin effect / David Papineau -- Signals, evolution and the explanatory power of transient information / Brian Skyrms -- Part II: Rationality -- Untangling the evolution of mental representation / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Innateness and brain-wiring optimization / Christopher Cherniak -- Evolution and the origins of the rational / Inman Harvey -- Part III: Cognition -- How to get around by mind and body : spatial thought, spatial action / Barbara Tversky -- Simulation and the evolution of mindreading / Chandra Sripada and Alvin Goldman -- Enhancing and augmenting human reasoning / Tim van Gelder
Control code
814320201
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280290343
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)814320201

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