LINGUIST List 15.822

Tue Mar 9 2004

Books: Cognitive Science: Harnish/Dawson

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  1. jobrien, Minds, Brains, Computers: Harnish
  2. jobrien, Minds and Machines: Dawson

Message 1: Minds, Brains, Computers: Harnish

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 15:10:25 -0500 (EST)
From: jobrien <jobrienbos.blackwellpublishing.com>
Subject: Minds, Brains, Computers: Harnish


Title: Minds, Brains, Computers
Subtitle: An Historical Introduction to the Foundations of Cognitive
	 Science

Publication Year: 2001			
Publisher:	Blackwell Publishing
		http://www.blackwellpublishing.com		 
			
Book URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0631212590&site=1 

Author: Robert M. Harnish

Hardback: ISBN: 0631212590, Pages: 464, Price: $72.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0631212604, Pages: 464, Price: $36.95

			
Abstract:

Minds, Brains, Computers serves as both an historical and
interdisciplinary introduction to the foundations of cognitive
science.


Contents:

List of Figures. 
Preface. 
Acknowledgements. 
Introduction: What is Cognitive Science? 
Broad Construal. 
Narrow Construal. 
Cognition: Broad and Narrow. 
Computation: Broad and Narrow. 
The Working Conception of Cognitive Science. 
Appendix: 1978 Sloan Report. 
Study Questions. 
Suggested Reading. 
Part I: Historical Background.
Part II: The Digital Computational Theory of Mind.
Part III: Connectionist Computational Theory of Mind.
Study Questions. 
Suggested Reading. 
Bibliography. 
Index.


Lingfield(s):	Cognitive Science 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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Message 2: Minds and Machines: Dawson

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 15:16:56 -0500 (EST)
From: jobrien <jobrienbos.blackwellpublishing.com>
Subject: Minds and Machines: Dawson


Title: Minds and Machines
Subtitle: Connectionism and Psychological Modeling
			
Publication Year: 2003		
Publisher:	Blackwell Publishing
		http://www.blackwellpublishing.com		 
			
Book URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=1405113480&site=1 

Author: Michael R.W. Dawson, University of Alberta 

Hardback: ISBN: 1405113480, Pages: 296, Price: $71.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1405113499, Pages: 296, Price: $36.95


Abstract:

Minds and Machines: Connectionism and Psychological Modeling examines
different kinds of models and investigates some of the basic
properties of connectionism in the context of synthetic psychology,
including detailed accounts of how the internal structure of
connectionist networks can be interpreted.

-Introduces connectionist models as tools that are both synthetic and
representational and which can be used as the basis for conducting
synthetic psychology.

-Includes distinctively varied account of modeling, historical
overview of the synthetic approach, and unique perspectives on
connectionism.

-Investigates basic properties of connectionism in the context of
synthetic psychology, including detailed accounts of how the internal
structure can be interpreted.

-Provides supplementary material online at
www.bcp.psych.ualberta.ca/~mike/Book2/ which includes free software
for conducting connectionist simulations and instructions for building
simple robots.


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