Truth, Rationality, Cognition, and Music

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 31, 2004 - Computers - 248 pages
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A speech for the defence in a Paris murder trial, a road-safety slogan, Hobbes' political theory; each appeals to reason of a kind, but it remains an oblique and rhetoricalldnd. Each relies on comparisons rather than on direct statements, and none can override or supersede the conclusions of ethical reasoning proper. Nevertheless, just as slogans may do more for road safety than the mere recital of accident statistics, or of the evidence given at coroners' inquests, so the arguments of a Hobbes or a Bentham may be of greater practical effect than the assertion of genuinely ethical or political statements, however true and relevant these may be. Stephen Toulmin, Reason in Ethics, 1950. The International Colloquium on Cognitive Science (ICCS), held in Donostia - San Sebastian every two years since 1989, has become one of the most important plazas for cognitive scientists in Europe to present the results of their research and to exchange ideas. The seventh edition, co-organized as usual by the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language, and Information (ILCLI) and the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, both from the University of the Basque Country, took place from May 9 to 12, 200 1, addressing the following main topics: 1. Truth: Epistemology and Logic. 2. Rationality in a Social Setting. 3. Music, Language, and Cognition. Vlll TRUTH, RATIONALITY, COGNITION, AND MUSIC 4. The Order of Discourse: Logic, Pragmatics, and Rhetoric.
 

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Contents

COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND DAVID HUMES SCIENCE OF THE MIND
1
TRUTH AND MEANING The Role of Truth in the Semantics of Propositional Attitude Ascriptions
21
TRUTH AND BORDERLINE CASES
45
MEANING FINITISM AND TRUTH
67
SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE AND EXTERNAL WORLD
85
THE EXPLANATORY RELEVANCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
109
EPISTEMOLOGY AND COGNITIVE THEORIZING
133
MUSIC LANGUAGE AND COGNITION WHICH DOESNT BELONG?
157
MUSIC AND KNOWLEDGE
175
EVENT COREFERENCE AND DISCOURSE RELATIONS
191
RATIONALITY IN CONTEXT
211
INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE RATIONALITY IN A SOCIAL FRAMEWORK
223
Acknowledgments
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Index
245
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Kepa Korta is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country. His work has been focused on the study of dialogue, the implicit/explicit distinction, and the semantics/pragmatics interface. His research fields include the philosophy of language, semantics and pragmatics, and the philosophy of action. He has authored a number of books and papers, and recently co-authored with John Perry several works on pragmatics in Mind and Language, Synthese, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He is currently director of the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information (ILCLI) of the University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastian.

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