- Series: Cognitive Science and Psychology
- Hardcover: 388 pages
- Publisher: Vernon Press (May 8, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1622736311
- ISBN-13: 978-1622736317
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Automata's Inner Movie: Science and Philosophy of Mind (Cognitive Science and Psychology) Hardcover – May 8, 2019
The branch of philosophy called “philosophy of mind” has been center stage in the discipline for over a half-century. Involving issues such as consciousness, perception, and intentionality, the sub-discipline has often intersected with the sciences, particularly those of biology and neuroscience. This timely book draws together thinkers trained in the logical and concept-driven methodologies of philosophy with those trained in the empirical sciences. Importantly, it affords the reader a multidisciplinary book that guides them in the general approaches to the problems, theories, and areas that are involved.
It begins with a section devoted to a historical overview of the general problems in the Philosophy of Mind. The next section begins the “transdisciplinary” dovetailing of philosophy with science, with chapters examining predictive processing, semantics, and issues free-will in mental health. Section III continues the philosophical examination of traditional concerns such as self-awareness and identity formation, with the final two sections facing such pressing issues as human versus artificial intelligence, and the ethical issues surrounding big data.
The volume allows readers to understand the general field of Theoretical Neurophilosophy, which brings together both the fact-based practices in the science with the concept-based tradition in philosophy; a linkage the editors refer to as the “concept-fact linkage.” Science’s dependence on theoretical frameworks mirrors philosophy’s dependence on empirical data; this volume unites the two missions.
Prof. Dr. Dena Shottenkirk
Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
About the Author
Manuel Curado is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minhoand holds several degrees, namely National Defense Auditor (Ministry of Defense, Lisbon) and Senior Management in Public Administration (University of Minho). He is doctor cum laude from the University of Salamanca and previously obtained his master's degree from the New University of Lisbon. He delivered many conferences worldwide, from Moscow, Russia (MGLU and MGIMO), to Brasilia, Brazil (UnB), and was Erasmus Professor in Padova, Italy. He is the author of several books, including the first critical edition of an eighteenth-century manuscript (now at the Thomas Fisher Library of the University of Toronto) written by a fellow of the Royal Society of London, Dr. Isaac S. Samuda, MD.
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