An introduction to mind, consciousness and language
This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between the mind, consciousness and language. The book examines the key concepts from both philosophy and linguistics including the mind / body problem, analyses Skinner'
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Some modern attempts to solve Descartes problem
A behaviourist theory of language and
Fodor and the classical model of mind
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A-over-A anosognosia argument behaviour believe body brain called Cambridge causal Chapter Chomsky Chomsky's Churchland claim Cognition connectionism constituents core consciousness cortex Damasio deep structure Descartes described discussion Edelman Elman emotions English example experience extended consciousness fact feeling Figure Fodor & Pylyshyn function grammar human I-language idea innate input nodes internal involved Karen kind knowledge Koch language of thought lexical item linguists matter means mental representations mind moving neural neurons notion noun phrase object occur organism output nodes Oxford pain particular past tense patients Patricia Churchland Paul philosophers Phineas Gage phoneme phrase structure rules physical principles problem proposition propositional attitudes psychology qualia question reductionism refer represented rules Rumelhart says scientific seems semantic sentences Smolensky sound string theory surface structure syntactic syntax theory there's things transformational transformational grammar unconscious Universal Grammar verb visual word