MINDWARE. AN INTRODUCTION. TO THE PHILOSOPHY. OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE. Andy Clark. University of Sussex. New York Oxford. OXFORD. Andy Clark. · Rating details · ratings · 12 reviews. Mindware is an introductory text with a difference. In eight short chapters it tells a story and invites the. Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science invites readers to join in up-to-the-minute conceptual discussions of the Andy Clark.

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A lively, provocative, and concise introduction to the philosophy of cognitive sciences. Ranging across both standard philosophical territory and the landscape of cutting-edge cognitive science, Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Second Edition, is a vivid and engaging introduction to key issues, research, and opportunities in the field. Starting with the vision of mindware as software and debates between realists, instrumentalists, and eliminativists, Andy Clark takes students on a no-holds-barred journey through connectionism, dynamical systems, and real-world robotics before moving on to the frontiers of cognitive technologies, enactivism, predictive coding, and the extended mind.

Throughout, he highlights challenging issues in an effort to engage students in active debate. Each chapter opens with a brief sketch of a major research tradition or perspective, followed by concise critical discussions dealing with key topics and problems.


It was mihdware so far out on the cutting edge that it has remained relevant for more than a decade.

This updated and significantly expanded second edition is a major upgrade. With it, Andy Clark has improved on what already was the best introduction to the discipline and, no doubt, mapped out the debates of the next decade.

It’s one thing to transport traditional philosophical discussions into the realm of empirical research; it’s another thing to do so in a way that students find accessible and engaging.

This is a lively and assured guide, and Clark is an excellent tour guide. James, University of North Carolina Wilmington. Oxford University Press is a department andh the University of Oxford.

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New to this Edition Three new chapters on cognitive extensions, enactivism, and the predictive brain, and a revised appendix on consciousness Extensive revisions, additions, and jindware throughout in light of new developments in the field New text boxes and revised and expanded suggestions for further reading, including many electronic resources summarized on the book’s Companion Website at www.


Previous Publication Date s December Reviews “The first edition of Mindware was so clear and engagingly written that it immediately became the go-to textbook for the philosophy of cognitive science. Table of Contents Introduction: Not Like a Rock 1.

Mindware as Software 2.

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Patterns, Contents, and Causes 4. Perception, Action, and the Brain 6. Robots and Artificial Life 7. Beyond the Naked Brain 9.

Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Enacting Perceptual Experience Not Really a Conclusion Appendix I. Consciousness and the Meta-Hard Problem. Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem: A Brief Introduction John R. A Beginner’s Guide Ian Ravenscroft.

A Brief History of the Paradox: A Mindwarf and Anthology John Heil. What Is an Emotion?: Classical and Contemporary Readings David J. Chalmers Request examination copy.

The Nature of Mind David M. Monday – Friday, 8: