Philosophy and Cognitive Science: Categories, Consciousness, and Reasoning

Proceeding of the Second International Colloquium on Cognitive Science

  • Andy Clark
  • Jesús Ezquerro
  • Jesús M. Larrazabal

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Martin Davies
    Pages 1-33
  3. Andy Clark
    Pages 59-71
  4. John Perry
    Pages 95-114
  5. Keith Stenning
    Pages 181-196
  6. Jeff Paris, Alena Vencovska
    Pages 221-259
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-270

About this book


PHILOSOPHY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE: CATEGORIES, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND REASONING The individual man, since his separate existence is manifested only by ignorance and error, so far as he is anything apart from his fellows, and from what he and they are to be, is only a negation. Peirce, Some Consequences of Four Incapacities. 1868. For the second time the International Colloquium on Cognitive Science gathered at San Sebastian from May, 7-11, 1991 to discuss the following main topics: Knowledge of Categories Consciousness Reasoning and Interpretation Evolution, Biology, and Mind It is not an easy task to introduce in a few words the content of this volume. We have collected eleven invited papers presented at the Colloquium, which means the substantial part of it. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to include all the invited lectures of the meeting. Before sketching and showing the relevance of each paper, let us explain the reasons for having adopted the decision to organize each two years an international colloquium on Cognitive Science at Donostia (San Sebastian). First of all, Cognitive Science is a very active research area in the world, linking multidisciplinary efforts coming mostly from psychology, artificial intelligence, theoretical linguistics and neurobiology, and using more and more formal tools. We think that this new discipline lacks solid foundations, and in this sense philosophy, particularly knowledge theory, and logic must be called for.


Cognitive science artificial intelligence epistemology experience intelligence logic mind reason semantic semantics subject uncertain reasoning

Editors and affiliations

  • Andy Clark
    • 1
  • Jesús Ezquerro
    • 2
  • Jesús M. Larrazabal
    • 2
  1. 1.Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology Program, Department of PhilosophyWashington UniversitySt LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information (ILCLI)Universidad del Pais Vasco/EHUSan SebastianSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4710-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8731-0
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