Boundaries of the mind: The individual in the fragile sciences: Cognition

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Abstract

Where does the mind begin and end? Robert Wilson establishes the foundations for the view that the mind extends beyond the boundary of the individual. He blends traditional philosophical analysis, cognitive science, and the history of psychology and the human sciences. Wilson then develops novel accounts of mental representation and consciousness, discussing a range of other issues, such as nativism and the idea of group minds. Boundaries of the Mind re-evaluates the place of the individual in the cognitive, biological and social sciences (what Wilson calls the fragile sciences) with an emphasis on cognition. The book will appeal to a broad range of professionals and students in philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, and the history of the behavioral and human sciences. Robert A. Wilson is professor of philosophy at the University of Alberta. He is author or editor of five other books, including the award-winning The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MIT Press, 1999).

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages369
ISBN (Electronic)9780511606847
ISBN (Print)052183645X, 9780521836456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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