Connectionism, Concepts, and Folk Psychology: The Legacy of Alan Turing

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Peter Millican, P. J. R. Millican, Andy Clark
Clarendon Press, Nov 28, 1996 - Computers - 281 pages
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This is the second of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing; it celebrates his intellectual legacy within the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. A distinguished international cast of contributors focus on the relationship beteen a scientific, computational image of the mind and a common-sense picture of the mind as an inner arena populated by concepts, beliefs, intentions, and qualia. Topics covered include the causal potency of folk- psychological states, the connectionist reconception of learning and concept formation, the understanding of the notion of computation itself, and the relation between philosophical and psychological theories of concepts.

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Andy Clark is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology program at Washington State University, St Louis, Missouri. He is the author of Microcognition (MIT Press 1989) and Associative Engines (MIT Press 1993). Peter Millican is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Computer Studies at the University of Leeds.

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