List of figures and tables; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction Keith Frankish and William M. Ramsey; Part I. Foundations: 1. History and core themes Adele Abrahamsen and William Bechtel; 2. The representational theory of mind Barbara Von Eckardt; 3. Cognitive architectures Paul Thagard; Part II. Aspects of Cognition: 4. Perception Casey O'Callaghan; 5. Action Elisabeth Pacherie; 6. Human learning and memory Charan Ranganath, Laura A. Libby and Ling Wong; 7. Reasoning and decision making Mike Oaksford, Nick Chater and Neil Stewart; 8. Concepts Gregory L. Murphy and Aaron B. Hoffman; 9. Language Ray Jackendoff; 10. Emotion Jesse Prinz; 11. Consciousness William G. Lycan; Part III. Research Programs: 12. Cognitive neuroscience Dominic Standage and Thomas Trappenberg; 13. Evolutionary psychology H. Clark Barrett; 14. Embodied, embedded, and extended cognition Andy Clark; 15. Animal cognition Sara J. Shettleworth; Glossary; Index.
An authoritative, up-to-date survey of the state of the art in cognitive science, written for non-specialists.
Keith Frankish is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at The Open University, UK and Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Program in Neurosciences at the University of Crete. He is the author of Mind and Supermind (Cambridge, 2004) and Consciousness (2005). He is co-editor of In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (with Jonathan St B. T. Evans, 2009) and New Waves in Philosophy of Action (with Jesus H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff, 2010). William M. Ramsey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of Representation Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Philosophy and Connectionist Theory (with David Rumelhart and Stephen Stich, 1991) and Rethinking Intuition (with Michael DePaul, 1998).
'Many of the papers will serve as ideal introductions to their given domains and, taken collectively, readers will be given a broad grounding in this fascinating area of study.' Sam Clarke, Philosophical Psychology