LINGUIST List 10.902

Mon Jun 14 1999

Books: Cognitive Science

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  1. Jud Wolfskill, The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences

Message 1: The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences

Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 15:09:13 -0400
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskilMIT.EDU>
Subject: The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences

The following is a book which readers of this list might find of
interest. For more information please visit

The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences

edited by Robert A. Wilson and Frank Keil

Since the 1970s the cognitive sciences have offered multidisciplinary
ways of understanding the mind and cognition. The MIT Encyclopedia of
the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS) is a landmark, comprehensive reference
work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of
this changing field.

At the core of the encyclopedia are 471 concise entries, from
Acquisition and Adaptationism to Wundt and X-bar Theory. Each article,
written by a leading researcher in the field, provides an accessible
introduction to an important concept in the cognitive sciences, as well
as references or further readings. Six extended essays, which
collectively serve as a roadmap to the articles, provide overviews of
each of six major areas of cognitive science: Philosophy; Psychology;
Neurosciences; Computational Intelligence; Linguistics and Language;
and Culture, Cognition, and Evolution. 

Robert A. Wilson is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a member of the Cognitive
Science Group at the university's Beckman Institute. Frank Keil is
Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

8 1/2 x 11, 1312 pp., 100 illus., cloth ISBN 0-262-23200-6
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