qThagard has chosen readings wisely, not just to complement his textbook, but as a short stand-alone anthology. The collection succeeds admirably.q -- George Graham, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham qMind Readingsq is a collection of accessible readings on some of the most important topics in cognitive science. Although anyone interested in the interdisciplinary study of mind will find the selections well worth reading, they work particularly well with Paul Thagard's textbook qMind: An Introduction Cognitive Scienceq (MIT Press, 1996). The selections, all less than a decade old, provide further discussion on major topics discussed in the textbook. The first eight chapters present approaches to cognitive science from the perspective that thinking consists of computational procedures on mental representations. The remaining five chapters discuss challenges to the computational-representational understanding of mind.aquot;Thagard has chosen readings wisely, not just to complement his textbook, but as a short stand-alone anthology. The collection succeeds admirably.
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