Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Horgan, T. (Editor), Tienson, J. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1991, 1991
Edition:1st ed. 1991
Series:Studies in Cognitive Systems
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I. Overview
  • Connectionism and the Philosophy of Mind: An Overview
  • II. Connectionism vs. Classical Cognitive Science
  • Connectionism, Computation, and Cognition
  • Connectionism and the Notion of Levels
  • Representation and Rule-Instantiation in Connectionist Systems
  • What Connectionists Cannot Do: The Threat to Classical AI
  • III. Connectionism and Conditioning
  • Connectionism in Pavlovian Harness
  • Connectionism and Conditioning
  • IV. Does Cognition Require Syntactically Structured Representations?
  • Systematicity, Structured Representations and Cognitive Architecture: A Reply to Fodor and Pylyshyn
  • An Explanatory Budget for Connectionism and Eliminativism
  • Settling into a New Paradigm
  • Putting a Price on Cognition
  • V. Can Connectionism Provide Syntactically Structured Representations?
  • The Constituent Structure of Connectionist Mental States: A Reply to Fodor and Pylyshyn
  • Representation in Pictorialism and Connectionism
  • Connectionism and the Problem of Systematicity: Why Smolensky’s Solution Doesn’t Work
  • Classical Questions, Radical Answers: Connectionism and the Structure of Mental Representations
  • Connectionism versus Symbolism in High-Level Cognition
  • VI. Connectionism and Philosophy
  • Connectionism and the Specter of Representationalism
  • Is Perception Cognitively Mediated
  • Leaping to Conclusions: Connectionism, Consciousness, and the Computational Mind
  • Name Index