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Cognition, Semantics and Philosophy

Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on Cognitive Science

  • Jesús Ezquerro
  • Jesús M. Larrazabal

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. M. Felisa Verdejo
    Pages 23-46
  3. Dorothy Edgington
    Pages 47-73
  4. M. Teresa Espinal
    Pages 75-105
  5. Keith Stenning
    Pages 107-127
  6. Victor Sánchez de Zavala
    Pages 129-178
  7. Nick Braisby, Bradley Franks, Terry Myers
    Pages 179-207
  8. Daniel Quesada
    Pages 209-233
  9. Jean-Francois Le Ny
    Pages 273-292
  10. Christopher Peacocke
    Pages 293-322
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 323-324

About this book

Introduction

THE PLACE OF PHILOSOPHY IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE During the last few years, many books have been published and many meetings have been held on Cognitive Science. A cursory review of their contents shows such a diversity of topics and approaches that one might well infer that there are no genuine criteria for classifying a paper or a lecture as a contribution to Cognitive Science. It is as though the only criterion is to have appeared in a book or in the programme of a meeting or title we can find the expression " . . . Cognitive Science" in whose name or something like that. Perhaps this situation is due to the (relative) youth of the field, which is seeking its own identity, still involved in a process of formation and consolidation within the scientific community; but there are actually deep disagreements about how a science of the mind should be worked out, including how to understand its own subject, that is, "the mind. "While for some the term makes reference to a set of phenomena impossible to grasp by any scientific approach, for others "the mind" would be a sort of myth, and the mental terms await elimination by other more handy and empirically tractable terms.

Keywords

Syntax artificial intelligence cognition cognitive science communication intelligence issue knowledge knowledge-based system knowledge-based systems philosophy pragmatics semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jesús Ezquerro
    • 1
  • Jesús M. Larrazabal
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Basque CountrySan SebastiánSpain

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