Collected Papers: Mind and Language, 1972-2010

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Abstract

This volume collects work published in the last forty years on topics in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. The chapters here discuss a wide range of topics including grammar, innateness, reference, folk psychology, eliminativism, connectionism, evolutionary psychology, simulation theory, social construction, and psychopathology. However, they are unified by two central concerns. The first is the viability of the commonsense conception of the mind in the face of challenges posed by both philosophical arguments and empirical findings. The second is the philosophical implications of research in the cognitive sciences which, in the last half century, has transformed both our understanding of the mind and the ways in which the mind is studied. The volume includes a new introductory chapter that elaborates on these themes and offers an overview of the chapters that follow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages384
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267513
ISBN (Print)9780199734108
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Keywords

  • Connectionism
  • Eliminativism
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Folk psychology
  • Grammar
  • Innateness
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Psychopathology

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