Computers, Brains and Minds

Essays in Cognitive Science

  • Peter Slezak
  • W. R. Albury

Part of the Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peter Slezak
    Pages 1-21
  3. D. H. Mellor
    Pages 47-69
  4. Bernard Berofsky
    Pages 95-122
  5. Peter Slezak
    Pages 137-166
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-255

About this book


The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively early - though not always under that name - in the Australasian region. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne imme­ diately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appointments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and 1960s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia and in New Zealand. "Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science" aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. Papers address general issues, however, rather than local ones; parochial topics are avoided. Further­ more, though in each volume a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand, contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out. Quite the reverse, in fact - they are actively encour­ aged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question.


consciousness philosophy philosophy of science science

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Slezak
    • 1
  • W. R. Albury
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Cognitive ScienceUniversity of New South WalesAustralia
  2. 2.School of Science and Technology StudiesUniversity of New South WalesAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7026-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1181-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-6425
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