© 1993

Consciousness, Cognitive Schemata, and Relativism

Multidisciplinary Explorations in Cognitive Science

  • Matti Kamppinen

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Matti Kamppinen, Antti Revonsuo, Seppo Sajama
      Pages 1-23
  3. Cognitive Models of Consciousness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Antti Revonsuo
      Pages 27-130
  4. Cognitive Schemata

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Matti Kamppinen
      Pages 133-168
  5. Relativism and Cognitivism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Seppo Sajama, Simo Vihjanen
      Pages 171-228
    3. Matti Kamppinen, Antti Revonsuo
      Pages 229-242
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


This series includes monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope spans the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental powers of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis is placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. This multi-authored volume provides investigations that fall into three broad areas of inquiry. In Part I, Antti Revonsuo reviews and evaluates contem­ porary discussions of the nature of consciousness. In Part II, Matti Kamppinen explores methodological issues, distinguishing between "intentional" and "structural" explanations. In Part III, Seppo Sajama and Simo Vihjanen consider whether humans ever have direct access to reality (in Section A), while Matti Kamppinen and Antti Revonsuo explore the conse­ quences of the claim that our knowledge of reality is conceptually mediated (in Section B). These studies combine to provide a stimulating exploration of cognitive science that should appeal to students and to scholars alike. J.H.F. vii PREFACE BY THE EDITOR The purpose of the book is to illustrate how empirical and conceptual problems interact in modem cognitive science. We argue that several topics discussed in contemporary research have long historical roots in philosophy.


cognitive science cognitivism concept hermeneutics phenomenology relativism science

Editors and affiliations

  • Matti Kamppinen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cultural StudiesUniversity of TurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Consciousness, Cognitive Schemata, and Relativism
  • Book Subtitle Multidisciplinary Explorations in Cognitive Science
  • Editors M. Kamppinen
  • Series Title Studies in Cognitive Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2275-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4269-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-1141-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-0780
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 254
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cognitive Psychology
    Philosophy, general
    Philosophy of Mind
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