Cartographies of the Mind: Philosophy and Psychology in by Massimo Marraffa, Mario De Caro, Francesco Ferretti

By Massimo Marraffa, Mario De Caro, Francesco Ferretti

This booklet is a suite of essays exploring a few classical dimensions of brain either from the viewpoint of an empirically-informed philosophy and from the viewpoint of a philosophically-informed psychology. The chapters replicate the various different types of interplay with a purpose to make clear concerns and debates referring to a few conventional cognitive capacities. the result's a philosophically and scientifically up to date selection of "cartographies of the mind".

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G. Boring to characterize Skinner’s position (quoted in Newell and Simon 1972, 875). 27 Fodor and Pylyshyn (1981). 28 Paternoster, this volume, p. 55. 29 See Bechtel, Abrahamsen and Graham (1998); Nadel and Piattelli Palmarini (2002). 30 See Block (1983, p. 521) and Marconi (2001, p. 18). Harnish (2002) opposes this “narrow” conception of cognitive science to a “broad” one. 31 See Bogdan (1993). 32 Marr (1982). 33 Cordeschi and Frixione, this volume, p. 39. 34 On Marr’s theory of vision, see this volume, pp.

A functionalism that aspires after biological plausibility needs to view our knowledge of the functional structure of brain as a source of constraints on the computational modeling. 74 According to the Churchlands, this gives rise to a deep difference between classical and connectionist computational functionalism. e. 76 The availability of a brain-like computational modeling that breaks with the “propositional kinematics” and “logical dynamics” of folk psychology leads the Churchlands to reverse Fodor’s approach to the autonomy of psychology issue.

226). 74 See Marconi (2001, pp. 29-30). M. Churchland (1981c). M. Churchland (1998, p. 41). However, this view of the relationship between connectionism and propositional attitudes is controversial. , Smolensky (1995) thinks that it is both justifiable and necessary to ascribe to certain connectionist systems beliefs. Horgan and Tienson (1996) argue that LoT style representation is both necessary in general and realizable within connectionist architectures. 77 McCauley (1996, p. 26). , p. 25. 79 de Jong (2001, p.

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