Microcognition

Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Parallel Distributed Processing
Overview

Parallel distributed processing is transforming the field of cognitive science. Microcognition provides a clear, readable guide to this emerging paradigm from a cognitive philosopher's point of view. It explains and explores the biological basis of PDP, its psychological importance, and its philosophical relevance.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. I. The Mind's-Eye View
  5. 1. Classical Cognitivism
  6. 2. Situation and Substance
  7. 3. Folk Psychology, Thought, and Context
  8. 4. Biological Constraints
  9. II. The Brain's-Eye View
  10. 5. Parallel Distributed Processing
  11. 6. Informational Holism
  12. 7. The Multiplicity of Mind: A Limited Defence of Classical Cognitivism
  13. 8. Structured Thought, Part 1
  14. 9. Structured Thought, Part 2
  15. 10. Reassembling the Jigsaw
  16. Epilogue
  17. Appendix
  18. Notes
  19. Bibliography
  20. Index