- Paperback: 460 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 22, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466348135
- ISBN-13: 978-1466348134
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,938,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Symbols, Computation, and Intentionality: A Critique of the Computational Theory of Mind Paperback – September 22, 2011
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The first seven chapters of the book present a clear, forceful critique of CTM [the Computational Theory of Mnd] - Rob Wilson, Phil Review.
[Horst's] surgical disentangling of the scientific value of CTM from its philosophical pretensions grounds an impressive, insightful, and well-supported account (consistent with, if not directly inspired by, that of Wittgenstein) of ordinary mental discourse and its relation to scientific explanation. - John Black, Review of Metaphysics.
This book is original and lucid in its argumentation, and its defense of the conventionalist analysis of symbols is detailed and comprehensive. - Ausanio Marras, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
I highly recommend this book to anyone...interested in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind. Those readers who...are suspicious of the very wide acceptance of token physicalism and of...naturalizing the mental will find useful suggestions for further projects in many of the things that Horst suggests.-Hans Müller, Minds & Machines
About the Author
Steven W. Horst is Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and works in philosophy of mind/cognitive science, philosophy of science, epistemology and metaphysics. He is also author of Beyond Reduction (Oxford University Press 2007) and Laws, Mind, and Free Will (MIT Press, 2011).