9780805812343

Conceptions of the Human Mind: Essays in Honor of George A. Miller

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805812343

  • ISBN10:

    0805812342

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1993-08-01
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau
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Summary

This volume is a direct result of a conference held at Princeton University to honor George A. Miller, an extraordinary psychologist. A distinguished panel of speakers from various disciplines -- psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and artificial intelligence -- were challenged to respond to Dr. Miller's query: "What has happened to cognition? In other words, what has the past 30 years contributed to our understanding of the mind? Do we really know anything that wasn't already clear to William James?" Each participant tried to stand back a little from his or her most recent work, but to address the general question from his or her particular standpoint. The chapters in the present volume derive from that occasion.

Table of Contents

Preface
Toast for G. A. Miller
The Implication of Specialized Neuronal Circuits Versus Neuronal Number for Concepts Concerning the Nature of Human Conscious Experiencep. 1
On the Nature of Systems?p. 13
The Role of Language in Cognition: A Computational Inquiryp. 39
The Central Problem for the Psycholinguistp. 59
The Social in Cognitionp. 85
Rules, Reasoning, and Choice Behaviorp. 99
Can Science Understand the Mind?p. 111
Explaining and Interpreting: Two Ways of Using Mindp. 123
Speaking of Objects, as Suchp. 139
How Mind Works, if There is Onep. 161
How the Mind Thinksp. 173
On the Physical Basis, Linguistic Representation, and Conscious Experience of Colorsp. 217
Remembering the Futurep. 247
Author Indexp. 267
Subject Indexp. 275
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