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A Companion to Cognitive Science

William Bechtel (Editor), George Graham (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-55786-542-7
810 pages
October 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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Unmatched in the quality of its world-renowned contributors, this multidisciplinary companion serves as both a course text and a reference book across the broad spectrum of issues of concern to cognitive science.
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Part I: The Life of Cognitive Science.

Part II: Areas of Study in Cognitive Science.

Part III: Methodologies of Cognitive Science.

Part IV: Stances in Cognitive Science.

Part V: Controversies in Cognitive Science.

Part VI: Cognitive Science in the Real World.

Author Index.

Subject Index
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William Bechtel is Associate Director of the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St Louis. He is editor of the journal Philosophical Psychology and the author of numerous books and papers in the philosophy of cognitive science and related subject areas. These include: How to do Things With Logic, with C. Grant Luckhardt, (1994); Discovering Complexity: Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research, with R. C. Richardson, (1993); Connectionism and the Mind: An Introduction to Parallel Processing in Networks, with Adele Abrahamsen, (Blackwell, 1991; second edition 1999), Philosophy of Mind: An overview for Cognitive Science (1988), and Philosophy of Science: An Overview for Cognitive Science (1988).

George Graham is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the co-author of Philosophy Then and Now, with N. Scott Arnold and T. M. Benditt, (Blackwell, 1998), author of Philosophy of Mind (Blackwell 1993, second edition 1998), and editor of Philosophical Psychopathology, with G. L. Stephens, (1994), and Person to Person, with H. LaFollette, (1989).
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  • Unmatched in the quality and diversity of its world-renowned contributors
  • Includes 60 newly-commissioned essays
  • Provides an unparalleled survey of all the topical areas, major methods and stances of cognitive science
  • Comprises the ultimate resource guide to this fast-moving field of study
  • Annotated name index that provides brief biographical sketches of the leading contributors to cognitive science and a detailed system of cross-references that encourages readers to connect chapters and pursue themes in depth.
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