This engagingly written introduction to the cognitive sciences examines the historical and contemporary issues and research findings of the core cognitive science disciplines, including cognitive psychology, neuroscience, language, philosophy, and artificial intelligence. For each of the core disciplines of cognitive science, the historical development and classic research studies are presented in one chapter and current research development and issues follow in a second chapter. The student is given insight into the way each discipline has contributed to the growth of cognitive science and what directions research is taking in the future. This text assumes no background on the part of the reader.

Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science

Philosophical issues in cognitive science

Philosophy's Role in Cognitive Science

One day in October, the weather being conducive to an outing, we decided to go to the zoo. As my companion and I walked the paths among the fenced-off domains of yaks, polar bears, seals, and wolves, we experienced all the scents and sounds of these exotic animals—and childhood came rushing back. “The primates.” I exclaimed. “I want to see the primates.” These above all had intrigued me, I remembered, with their hands so much like ours, their faces uncannily reflecting our own, as in a distorting fun-house ...

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