The Mind's New Science: A History Of The Cognitive Revolution

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Basic Books, 1987 - Philosophy - 430 pages
The first full-scale history of the field of cognitive science traces the related areas of philosophy, psychology, and linguistics and debates the adequacy of computer models to discern the nature of knowledge and its representatives
 

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Contents

What the Menu Wrought
3
Laying the Foundation for Cognitive Science
10
Key Theoretical Inputs to Cognitive Science
16
Catalytic Encounters and Influential Writings
23
12
28
Picking Up Steam
32
Key Features of Cognitive Science
38
Reason Experience and the Status of Philosophy
49
The Search for Autonomy
182
14
205
A Tentative Evaluation
218
Edward Tylor Launches the Discipline of Anthropology
227
The Special Status of Language and Linguistics
234
Ethnoscience
244
Psychological Forays
253
The Flirtation with Reductionism
260

Kant and Foundational Philosophy
56
The Unraveling of Logical Empiricism and the Revised Roles
65
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66
Is Epistemology Necessary 7
71
Fresh Approaches to Epistemology
78
The Dialectic Role of Philosophy
86
Scientific Psychology in the Nineteenth Century
98
The Early Twentieth Century
105
A View from Above
111
The Expert Tool
138
Donald Hebbs Bold Synthesis
271
Studies of Two Systems
278
Will Neuroscience Devour Cognitive Science?
285
Perennial Puzzles of Perception
295
Images through the Ages
323
The Computational Paradox and
381
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REFERENCES N A ME 1ND EX 4 I 7
422
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Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 1990, he was the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in education. In 2000, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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